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Performances of the sacred in late medieval and early modern England [electronic resource] / edited by Susanne Rupp and Tobias D�oring.

Contributor(s): Rupp, Susanne, 1967- | D�oring, Tobias.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Internationale Forschungen zur allgemeinen und vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft: 86.Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2005Description: 1 online resource (206 p.) : ill.ISBN: 141759117X (electronic bk.); 9781417591176 (electronic bk.); 9789401202077; 9401202079.Subject(s): England -- Religion | English literature -- History and criticism | Religion in literature | Christianity -- England -- History | Literature | RELIGION -- Christianity -- HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Performances of the sacred in late medieval and early modern England.DDC classification: 274.2 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The Croxton Play of the sacrament : commemoration and repetition in late medieval culture / Paul Strohm -- The secret of the sacred : confession and the self in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight / Andrew James Johnston -- Performing the self : reformation history and the English Renaissance lyric / Thomas Healy -- Stages of martyrdom : John Foxe's Actes and monuments / Andreas H�ofele -- James VI and I, George Buchanan, and the divine right of kings / Andrew Hadfield -- "Transformed in show, but more transformed in mind" : Sidney's Old Arcadia and the performance of perfection / Verena Olejniczak Lobsien -- Performing heaven : the state of grace in seventeenth-century Protestant theology / Susanne Rupp -- Dyed in mummy : Othello and the mulberries / Richard Wilson -- The lady's supper : Aemilia Lanyer's Salve deus rex judaeorum as a female celebration of the Eucharist / Ina Schabert -- Canonized by love? : religious rhetoric and gender-fashioning in the sonnet / Irmgard Maassen -- Tobacco : sacred and profane / Sabine Sch�ulting.
Summary: Communities have often shaped themselves around cultural spaces set apart and declared sacred. For this purpose, churches, priests or scholars no less than writers frequently participate in giving sacred figures a local habitation and, sometimes, voice or name. But whatever sites, rites, images or narratives have thus been constructed, they also raise some complex questions: how can the sacred be presented and yet guarded, claimed yet concealed, staged in public and at the same time kept exclusive?Such questions are pursued here in a variety of English texts historically employed to manifest a.
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The Croxton Play of the sacrament : commemoration and repetition in late medieval culture / Paul Strohm -- The secret of the sacred : confession and the self in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight / Andrew James Johnston -- Performing the self : reformation history and the English Renaissance lyric / Thomas Healy -- Stages of martyrdom : John Foxe's Actes and monuments / Andreas H�ofele -- James VI and I, George Buchanan, and the divine right of kings / Andrew Hadfield -- "Transformed in show, but more transformed in mind" : Sidney's Old Arcadia and the performance of perfection / Verena Olejniczak Lobsien -- Performing heaven : the state of grace in seventeenth-century Protestant theology / Susanne Rupp -- Dyed in mummy : Othello and the mulberries / Richard Wilson -- The lady's supper : Aemilia Lanyer's Salve deus rex judaeorum as a female celebration of the Eucharist / Ina Schabert -- Canonized by love? : religious rhetoric and gender-fashioning in the sonnet / Irmgard Maassen -- Tobacco : sacred and profane / Sabine Sch�ulting.

Communities have often shaped themselves around cultural spaces set apart and declared sacred. For this purpose, churches, priests or scholars no less than writers frequently participate in giving sacred figures a local habitation and, sometimes, voice or name. But whatever sites, rites, images or narratives have thus been constructed, they also raise some complex questions: how can the sacred be presented and yet guarded, claimed yet concealed, staged in public and at the same time kept exclusive?Such questions are pursued here in a variety of English texts historically employed to manifest a.

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