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The Medieval Theater of Cruelty: Rhetoric, Memory, Violence

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Why did medieval dramatists weave so many scenes of torture into their plays? Exploring the cultural connections among rhetoric, law, drama, literary creation, and violence, Jody Enders addresses an issue that has long troubled students of the Middle Ages. Theories of rhetoric and law of the time reveal, she points out, that the ideology of torture was a widely accepted ...more
Paperback, 268 pages
Published September 5th 2000 by Cornell University Press (first published December 1st 1998)
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