Four Levels of Meaning in the York Cycle of Mystery Plays: A Study in Medieval Allegory (Hardback)
  • Four Levels of Meaning in the York Cycle of Mystery Plays: A Study in Medieval Allegory (Hardback)

Four Levels of Meaning in the York Cycle of Mystery Plays: A Study in Medieval Allegory (Hardback)

£79.95
Hardback Published: 30/11/2006
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

Check Marketplace availability

The York mystery plays, forty-eight pageants covering sacred history from the creation of the world to the last judgment, are known from a single manuscript (dating from around 1463-1477). This book presents a major reconsideration of the York plays, arguing that they show a sophisticated use of Boethius' theories about time. The author argues that the discussion about whether the plays were produced by clerics or truly represent folk literature is irrelevant because both groups shared a common world view.

Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780773455788

You may also be interested in...

Your review has been submitted successfully.

We would love to hear what you think of Waterstones. Why not review Waterstones on Trustpilot?


Review us on Trustpilot