Item description for Patroness of Paris: Rituals of Devotion in Early Modern France (Culture, Beliefs, and Traditions, V. 3) by Moshe Sluhovsky...
This work examines the interactions among religious practices, urbanization processes, and the rise of French Absolutism. It focuses on the cult of Sainte Genevieve, the patron saint of Paris, and the ways in which social and political developments in Paris between 1400 and the French Revolution shaped the cult and were, in turn, shaped by it. The first section analyzes the development of the cult, its liturgy and cult practitioners, in medieval Paris, and the construction of the saint as a patroness of the city. The second part follows the transformations in public rituals of invocations of the saint, and the appropriations of the cult by municipal and royal authorities. The third section focuses on the devotional practices and social composition of the lay confraternity in honour of the saint.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.6" Width: 6.4" Height: 0.9" Weight: 1.5 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1998
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004108513 ISBN13 9789004108516
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More About Moshe Sluhovsky
Moshe Sluhovsky is professor of history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and visiting associate professor at Brown University.