The Crucifixion is the central event in salvific history and provides the focal point for much of the literature of the Middle Ages. The following essay looks in some detail at a variety of thirteenth-and fourteenth-century religious lyrics which take aspects of the Crucifixion for their subject, and then, after discussing the treatment of the Crucifixion in a number of the Corpus Christi cycle plays, explores the sacrificial and sacramental vision of the Eucharist offered in the Croxton Play of the Sacrament.
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