Item description for Medieval and Early Modern Ritual: Formalized Behavior in Europe, China and Japan (Cultures, Beliefs and Traditions Medieval and Early Modern Peoples) by Joelle Rollo-Koster...
The essays in this volume transcend eastern and western geographical boundaries during a loosely-defined mediaeval 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. The volume should enable 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, theatre, business, medicine, Qing imperial ceremonies, Chinese princesses coming of age, spiritual reconciliation, and the Great Western Schism.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5" Weight: 1.65 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2002
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004117490 ISBN13 9789004117495
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More About Joelle Rollo-Koster
Joelle Rollo-Koster, Ph.D. (1992) in History, SUNY Binghamton, is Professor of Medieval History at the University of Rhode Island. She has published on the papacy, papal Avignon, and the Great Western Schism, including her most recent Raiding Saint Peter: Empty Sees, Violence, and the Initiation of the Great Western Schism (1378) (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2008). Thomas M. Izbicki, Ph.D. (1973) in History, Cornell University, is a Humanities Librarian at Rutgers University. He has published on the late medieval papacy, including Pope Pius II, Cardinal Juan de Torquemada OP, and Cardinal Nicholas of Cusa. His most recent book is Nicholas of Cusa, Writings on Church and Reform (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008).
Joelle Rollo-Koster currently resides in the state of Rhode Island.