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  • Record Number: 3364
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Eckhard , Simon
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  • Title: The First German Mary Assumption Play (c.1300) and the Mary Portal of Strasbourg Cathedral [Investigates the relationship between thirteenth and fourteenth century German Assumption plays, the Song of Solomon/Song of Songs, and the carvings of Strasbourg Cathedral. Focuses on the plays' and carvings' use of the figures of "Ecclesia" as bride and God as Solomon, with God/Solomon's embrace of "Synagoga" acting as a device to encourage the conversion of Jews. The relationship between Mary and the figure of "Ecclesia" is also discussed. Title note supplied by Feminae].
  • Source: European Medieval Drama 9, ( 2005): Pages 1 - 23.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Sculpture Bible Exegesis- Song of Songs Conversion, Religious Ecclesia, Image of Jews in Literature Literature- Drama Mary, Virgin, Saint in Literature N-Town Plays- Assumption of Mary Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, France- Cathedral Synagoga, Allegor
  • Geographic Area: France;Germany
  • Century: 13- 14
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  • Primary Evidence: Manuscript; Decorative Art-- Strasbourg Cathedral.
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  • Author's Affiliation: Harvard University
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  • Year of Publication: 2005.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 12877484
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