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History, religion, and violence cultural contexts for medieval and renaissance English drama by Clifford Davidson

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Published by Ashgate in Aldershot, Hampshire, Burlington, Vt .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • England,
  • England.

Subjects:

  • English drama -- To 1500 -- History and criticism.,
  • English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 -- History and criticism.,
  • Religion and literature -- England -- History -- 16th century.,
  • Religion and literature -- England -- History -- To 1500.,
  • Literature and history -- England -- History -- 16th century.,
  • Literature and history -- England -- History -- To 1500.,
  • Violence in literature.,
  • Renaissance -- England.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementClifford Davidson.
SeriesVariorum collected studies series ;, 744, Collected studies ;, 744.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR641 .D38 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 304 p. :
Number of Pages304
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3558032M
ISBN 100860788822
LC Control Number2002018201

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