Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 January 2021

392 Pages | 62

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780197527276

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Ringleaders of Redemption

How Medieval Dance Became Sacred

Kathryn Dickason

Oxford Studies in Historical Theology

  • The first comprehensive monograph on medieval religious dance written in the English language
  • Shows that lived medieval religion and culture cannot be understood by textual sources alone
  • Illuminates a hitherto neglected area of medieval religious scholarship, complicating our understanding of the role of the body in religious thought and practice
  • Utilizes of a diverse range of sources including biblical commentaries, hagiography, philosophical treatises, mystical writings, religious and secular poetry, dramas, liturgical books, legal texts, and visual materials