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Rites of power : symbolism, ritual, and politics since the Middle Ages

Author: Sean Wilentz; Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies.
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st paperback edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sean Wilentz; Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies.
ISBN: 0812216954 9780812216950
OCLC Number: 42520130
Notes: Collection drawn from the essays presented to and discussed by the Shelby Cullom Davis Center seminar from 1980 to 1982.
Description: x, 344 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: AcknowledgmentsIntroduction: Teufelsdrockh's Dilemma: On Symbolism, Politics, and History-Sean WilentzPT. 1. AN ANTHROPOLOGICAL OVERVIEW1. Centers, Kings, and Charisma: Reflections on the Symbolics of Power-Clifford GeertzPT. 2. RITUAL, KINGSHIP, AND POLITICS IN FRANCE, C. 900-17152. Models of Rulership in French Royal Ceremonial-Ralph E. Giesey3. Legend, Ritual, and Discourse in the Lit de Justice Assembly: French Constitutional Ideology, 1527-1641-Sarah HanleyPT. 3. THE LIMITS OF SYMBOLIC POWER: SPAIN, C. 1157-16434. Unsacred Monarchy: The Kings of Castile in the Late Middle Ages-Teofilo F. Ruiz5. Power and Propaganda in the Spain of Philip IV-J. H. ElliottPT. 4. RITES OF POWER SINCE THE AGE OF REVOLUTION: FRANCE, BRITAIN, AND RUSSIA6. Politics, Images, and Symbols in Post-Revolutionary France-Maurice Agulhon7. Splendor out of Court: Royal Spectacle and Pageantry in Modern Britain, c. 1820-1977-David Cannadine8. Moscow and Petersburg: The Problem of Political Center in Tsarist Russia, 1881-1914-Richard WortmanPT. 5. SYMBOLISM, POLITICS, AND EVERYDAY LIFE: COLONIAL VIRGINIA AND INDUSTRIAL GERMANY9. Communication and Control: Authority Metaphors and Power Contests on Colonel Landon Carter's Virginia Plantation, 1752-1778-Rhys Isaac10. Organizational Order or Eigensinn? Workers' Privacy and Workers' Politics in Imperial Germany-Alf LudtkeContributorsIndex
Responsibility: Sean Wilentz, editor.

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