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

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JoŽlle Rollo-Koster
Brill, Jan 1, 2002 - Architecture - 310 pages
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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, Andrťe Courtemanche, James L. Hevia, Michael W. Maher, S.J., Vťronique Plesch, Marguerite Ragnow, Martha Rampton, Eric C. Rath, Dylan Reid, Kathryn Reyerson, JoŽlle Rollo-Koster, and Ann Waltner.

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Oxbow Books - Medieval and Early Modern Ritual edited by JoŽlle ...
Eleven papers, which originated in sessions at Kalamazoo in 1997 and 1998, examine evidence of ritual behaviour across Europe, China and Japan during the ...
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Copyright by John Edward St. Lawrence III 2005
The Dissertation Committee for John Edward St. Lawrence III. certified that this is the approved version of the following dissertation: ...
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About the author (2002)

JoŽlle 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.

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