The Origin of Medieval Drama

The Origin of Medieval Drama

by Leonard Goldstein

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For all the scholarly literature on Medieval drama, there has yet been no social analysis of its origin, says Goldstein. Now retired in Germany after a long peripatetic academic career, he begins the task. Along the way, he proposes a new theory, which he confesses cannot be proven however much supporting evidence is presented. Distributed in the US by Associated University Presses. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780838644102
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
Publication date: 08/01/2004
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 335 KB

Table of Contents

1.The Received View, Its Critics, and Its Alternatives15
The Received View15
The Critics of the Received View19
The Alternatives48
2.The Social Origin of Ancient Greek Drama70
3.The Historical Basis for the Origin of Medieval Drama96
4.The Social Relations of Concept Formation164
Problems of Concept Formation165
The Millenarian Basis of the Eucharist197
5.A Theory of the Origin of Medieval Drama214
Summary and Conclusion227

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