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Medieval Mystery Plays as Popular Culture
Performing the Lives of Saints
Examines vernacular saint plays in French, Italian, and English from the thirteenth through sixteenth centuries. This book focuses on the genre of hagiographic drama as an expression of popular religion and popular culture in the Middle Ages, serving as a test of modern theories pertaining to popular culture.
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"... enriches our understanding of hagiography - the lives of the saints, their earliest sources and later posterity - and its impact on the medieval to Renaissance public at large, not just the learned minority..." - Professor Nadia Margolis, UCLA"