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Ritual in early modern Europe

Author: Edward Muir
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Series: New approaches to European history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This new and expanded edition of the first comprehensive study of rituals in early modern Europe examines the impact on the European interpretation of ritual from the discoveries of new civilizations in the Americas and missionary efforts in China. It also adds more material about rituals peculiar to women. Edward Muir draws on extensive historical research to emphasize the persistence of traditional Christian  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Church history
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Muir
ISBN: 0521841534 0521602408 9780521841535 9780521602402
OCLC Number: 57751708
Description: x, 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: the lure and danger of ritual --
pt. 1. The ritual moment --
Rites of passage --
The ritual calendar --
pt. 2. Rituals of the body --
Carnival and the lower body --
Manners and the upper body --
pt. 3. Ritual and representation --
The Reformation as a revolution in ritual theory --
The Reformation as a ritual process --
Government as a ritual process --
Epilogue: mere ritual.
Series Title: New approaches to European history.
Responsibility: Edward Muir.
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