Medieval and Early Modern Ritual: Formalized Behavior in Europe, China and Japan

Formalized Behavior in Europe, China and Japan
Brill (Verlag)
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 11. Februar 2002
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • XIV, 328 Seiten
978-90-04-11749-5 (ISBN)
All those interested in cultural, social, political, economic, and/or religious history, cultural anthropology, the history of medieval and early modern Europe, China and Japan.
  • Englisch
  • Leiden
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  • Niederlande
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • laminiert
13. Abb.
  • Höhe: 247 mm
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  • Breite: 169 mm
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  • Dicke: 27 mm
  • 744 gr
978-90-04-11749-5 (9789004117495)
9004117490 (9004117490)
Joëlle Rolle-Koster, Ph.D. (1992) in History, State University of New York at Binghamton, is Associate Professor of Medieval History at the University of Rhode Island. She has published on death, confraternities, Italian merchants, immigration, and secular and religious women in medieval Avignon.
List of Illustrations
List of Contributors

Foreword, Joëlle Rollo-Koster

Introduction, Catherine Bell

Burchard of Worms and Female Magical Ritual, Martha Rampton
A Princess Comes of Age: Gender, Life-cycle and Royal Ritual in Song Dynasty China, Ann Waltner

Ritual Before the Altar: Legal Satisfaction and Spiritual Reconciliation in Eleventh-Century Anjou, Marguerite Ragnow
Rituals in Medieval Business, Kathryn Reyerson
The Judge, the Doctor and the Poisoner: Medical Expertise in Manosquin Judicial Rituals at the End of the Fourteenth Century, Andrée Courtemanche

Graffiti and Ritualization: San Sebastiano at Arborio, Véronique Plesch
The Triumph of the Abbey of the Conards: Spectacle and Sophistication in a Rouen Carnival, Dylan Reid
Chanters at the Gate: Ritual/Performing Arts of Fifteenth-Century Japanese Outcasts, Eric C. Rath
Jesuits and Ritual in Early Modern Europe, Michael W. Maher, S.J.

Ritual Charity and Royal Children in Thirteenth-Century England, Virginia A. Cole
Castrum Doloris: Rites of Vacant See and the Living Dead Pope in Schismatic Avignon, Joëlle Rollo-Koster
Rulership and Tibetan Buddhism in Eighteenth-Century China: Qing Emperors, Lamas and Audience Rituals, James L. Hevia

'...these studies reinforce the value of studying and comparing rituals in historical context.'
Karen E. Spierling, Sixteenth Century Journal, 2004.
The essays in this volume transcend Eastern and Western geographical boundaries during a loosely defined medieval and early modern period, ranging from Carolingian Europe to Qing China, and pull rituals out of their geographical contexts.
Cultural history binds these essays together. This volume permits readers to compare ritual in religious and secular contexts, in the East and West, and to focus on the purposes of ritual, without being caught up in localism or historical jingoism.
The various essays are organized chronologically and thematically; they focus on ritual and gender, law, identity and political legitimization. They cover topics as varied as the spatial appropriation of surfaces and territories, charity, carnival, women's magic, the Jesuits, graffiti, theater, business, medicine, Qing imperial ceremonies, Chinese princesses coming of age, spiritual reconciliation, and the Great Western Schism.

Contributors include: Catherine Bell, Virginia A. Cole, Andrée Courtemanche, James L. Hevia, Michael W. Maher, S.J., Véronique Plesch, Marguerite Ragnow, Martha Rampton, Eric C. Rath, Dylan Reid, Kathryn Reyerson, Joëlle Rollo-Koster, and Ann Waltner.

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