"Medieval" and "renaissance": the problem of events, their records and their players

King, P. (2015) "Medieval" and "renaissance": the problem of events, their records and their players. In: Hutton, R. (ed.) Medieval or Early Modern: The Value of a Traditional Historical Division. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle-upon-Tyne, pp. 125-145. ISBN 9781443874519

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The volume in which the essay appears considers whether the division into historical periods "medieval" and "renaissance" has lasting utility. It is written largely from the point of view of the historian. This essay takes the particular problem that the scholar of theatre and other forms of performance faces in dealing with events that were ephemeral, and whose record is often inscrutable. I suggest that while "medieval" and "renaissance" are useful tools in aesthetic discrimination, their relationship is more safely viewed like a movement of tectonic plates, rather than in terms of watershed dates.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:King, Professor Pamela
Authors: King, P.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Language and Linguistics
Publisher:Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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