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Dance
(819 words)

Medieval dance appears in a variety of contexts; religious and ritual, representative and communicative.

Dance initially played a role as part of the liturgy, but from the 7th century it was increasingly proscribed (→virtues and vice…

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Bettina Brandl-Risi, “Dance”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages. Consulted online on 15 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_bema_SIM_033790>
First published online: 2016



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