The York Mystery Cycle and the Worship of the City (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
258
Utgivningsdatum
2006-11-01
Förlag
D.S. Brewer
Illustrationer
1 Illustrations, color
Dimensioner
234 x 158 x 31 mm
Vikt
566 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
452:B&W 6.14 x 9.21in or 234 x 156mm (Royal 8vo) Case Laminate on White w/Matte Lam
ISSN
1752-5659
ISBN
9781843840985
The York Mystery Cycle and the Worship of the City (inbunden)

The York Mystery Cycle and the Worship of the City

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WINNER of the 2007 David Bevington Prize The York Play is the earliest near-complete English civic mystery cycle. It evolved constantly throughout its long performance history, but the text that was recorded in the York Register shows that it was already a mature and elaborate civic festival by the time it was written down. This study uncovers the Cycle's connection with worship in York, in the sense both of devotional practice and of civic honour, informing a particular period in the cultural history of the city. The pageants in the Register show in their different ways how the community which devised and performed the Cycle regarded the celebration of the great summer feast of Corpus Christi. Moreover the principles of selection that give the Cycle its structure reflect the broader pattern of the liturgical calendar, with its other feasts and fasts. The Cycle bears witness not only to the practices of religious observance in York, but also to the ecclesiastical politics in which the city was caught up from the very beginning of the fifteenth century. PAMELA KING is Professor of Medieval Studies at the University of Bristol.
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There is a great deal in this open-minded and sane study that is valuable and timely. It deserves to be read widely, not least because its feel for what the cycle was really about is far better informed and more consistently illuminating than much other recent work. JOURNAL OF ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY This fascinating book.takes its place as one of the half-dozen essential works on the subject. [...] This one of those rare books which expands our mental horizons by taking a well-known subject but going well beyond the standard interpretations, and it makes indispensable reading. [...] Study of the York Cycle will - or should - never be the same again. NORTHERN HISTORY A major contribution to the study of the York Plays and to the general field of English scriptural drama. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW, June 2008 Excellent.offers a sustained and insightful close reading of the city's cycle play. YEAR'S WORK IN ENGLISH STUDIES

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Introduction: Civic Drama and Worship The York Cycle and Corpus Christi From after Epiphany to Septuagesima Septuagesima and Organistation of the Cycle Quadragesima to Palm Sunday The Christmas Season Holy Week and After The Sacraments of the Church Feast of Fools? Select Bibliography Index of Liturgical References General Index