The History of Morris Dancing, 1458-1750
University of Toronto Press, 1999. gada 1. janv. - 439 lappuses
Morris dancing, one of the more peculiar of the English folk customs, has been greatly misunderstood. Traditional scholarship on this custom has been based on the assumption that morris dancing is one of the pagan calendar rituals, a preconception held by many folklorists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Now, building upon his previous work with Michael Heaney of the Bodleian Library in Annals of Early Morris, John Forrest carefully analyses a wealth of evidence to show that morris dancing does not, in fact have pagan or ancient origins. His examination of early documentation draws morris traditions into the wider area of communal customs and public celebrations, showing the passage of dance ideas between groups of people who until now have been considered folklorically distinct.
Careful, detailed, and encyclopedic, The History of Morris Dancing, 1458-1750 is an essential reference work for specialists in English drama and social historians of the period.
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Theories of Origin
Stage plays containing a morris
Guild morris costs
Assemblies and the Country Dance Hall
Dances from the first edition of The English Dancing Master exhibiting the model figure sequence
Payment for morris by private individuals grouped by 30year periods
Prices of beer and ale per decade 16601750
Farm sizes in 1618 and 174044
Morris teams patronized at Aynho House Northants
Church Proscription and Prosecution
Visitation articles banning morris under Elizabeth I
Visitation articles banning morris under James VI and I
Visitation articles banning morris under Charles II and James II
The Public Stage
Plays containing directions for a morris dance