Patterns of Piety

Women, Gender and Religion in Late Medieval and Reformation England

Author: Christine Peters

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521580625

Category: History

Page: 389

View: 1904

This book offers a new interpretation of the transition from Catholicism to Protestantism in the English Reformation, and explores its implications for an understanding of women and gender. It argues that late medieval Christocentric piety shaped the nature of the Reformation, and reasseses assumptions that the 'loss' of the Virgin Mary and the saints was detrimental to women. In defining the representative frail Christian as a woman devoted to Christ, the Reformation could not be an alien environment for women, while the Christocentric tradition encouraged the questioning of gender stereotypes.

Marian Moments in Early Modern British Drama

Author: Lisa Hopkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317100662

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 198

View: 9817

Concerning itself with the complex interplay between iconoclasm against images of the Virgin Mary in post-Reformation England and stage representations that evoke various 'Marian moments' from the medieval, Catholic past, this collection answers the call for further investigation of the complex relationship between the fraught religio-political culture of the early modern period and the theater that it spawned. Joining historians in rejecting the received belief that Catholicism could be turned on and off like a water spigot in response to sixteenth-century religious reform, the early modern British theater scholars in this collection turn their attention to the vestiges of Catholic tradition and culture that leak out in stage imagery, plot devices, and characterization in ways that are not always clearly engaged in the business of Protestant panegyric or polemic. Among the questions they address are: What is the cultural function of dramatic Marian moments? Are Marian moments nostalgic for, or critical of, the 'Old Faith'? How do Marian moments negotiate the cultural trauma of iconoclasm and/or the Reformation in early modern England? Did these stage pictures of Mary provide subversive touchstones for the Old Faith of particular import to crypto-Catholic or recusant members of the audience?

Violence Against Women in Early Modern Performance

Invisible Acts

Author: K. Solga

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230274056

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 212

View: 1304

Examining some of the most iconic texts in English theatre history, including Titus Andronicus and The Changeling, this book, now in paperback with a new Preface, reveals the pernicious erasure of rape and violence against women in the early modern era and the politics and ethics of rehearsing these negotiations on the 20th and 21st century stages.

Räume, Gesten, Andachtsformen

Geschlecht, Konflikt und religiöse Kultur im europäischen Mittelalter

Author: Gabriela Signori

Publisher: N.A


Category: Christian art and symbolism

Page: 180

View: 2425

Kirchen waren im Mittelalter ausgespochen multifunktionale Gebäude. Die Arbeit untersucht im ersten Teil den Kirchenraum als Andachts- und Versammlungsort der Gemeinde. Dabei werden, unter anderem, mediale Aspekte etwa des Kirchenraums oder der Kanzel untersucht. Der Innenraum der Kirche oder die Kanzel wurden beispielsweise oft mit (meist didaktischen) Texten beschriftet. Der zweite Teil widmet sich dem Benehmen in der Kirche, das durch "Laienregeln" tradiert wurde. Abgerundet wird die Studie durch die Untersuchung häuslicher Andachtsformen, wie etwa Hausaltäre und Andachtsliteratur.

The End of Satisfaction

Drama and Repentance in the Age of Shakespeare

Author: Heather Hirschfeld

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801470625

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 4383

In The End of Satisfaction, Heather Hirschfeld recovers the historical specificity and the conceptual vigor of the term “satisfaction” during the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Focusing on the term’s significance as an organizing principle of Christian repentance, she examines the ways in which Shakespeare and his contemporaries dramatized the consequences of its re- or de-valuation in the process of Reformation doctrinal change. The Protestant theology of repentance, Hirschfeld suggests, underwrote a variety of theatrical plots “to set things right” in a world shorn of the prospect of “making enough” (satisfacere). Hirschfeld’s semantic history traces today’s use of “satisfaction”—as an unexamined measure of inward gratification rather than a finely nuanced standard of relational exchange—to the pressures on legal, economic, and marital discourses wrought by the Protestant rejection of the Catholic sacrament of penance (contrition, confession, satisfaction) and represented imaginatively on the stage. In so doing, it offers fresh readings of the penitential economies of canonical plays including Dr. Faustus, The Revenger’s Tragedy, The Merchant of Venice, and Othello; considers the doctrinal and generic importance of lesser-known plays including Enough Is as Good as a Feast and Love’s Pilgrimage; and opens new avenues into the study of literature and repentance in early modern England.

The Blind Devotion of the People

Popular Religion and the English Reformation

Author: Robert Whiting

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521424394

Category: History

Page: 316

View: 437

A major investigation of the English Reformation, based primarily on original research in the south-west.

Catholic and Reformed

The Roman and Protestant Churches in English Protestant Thought, 1600-1640

Author: Anthony Milton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521893299

Category: History

Page: 620

View: 8354

Challenging account of religious controversy between Catholic and Protestant before the Civil War.

What is Masculinity?

Historical Dynamics from Antiquity to the Contemporary World

Author: J. Arnold,S. Brady

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230307256

Category: Social Science

Page: 461

View: 6146

Across history, the ideas and practices of male identity have varied much between time and place: masculinity proves to be a slippery concept, not available to all men, sometimes even applied to women. This book analyses the dynamics of 'masculinity' as both an ideology and lived experience - how men have tried, and failed, to be 'Real Men'.

Speculum passionis

Spiegel des bittern Leidens und Sterbens J. Chr

Author: Ulrich Pinder

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 9875


Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 4818

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.