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Ritual in Early Modern Europe

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  • Date Published: September 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521602402

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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 ritual practices, even as enlightened elites attempted to choose reason over passion, textual interpretation over ritual action, and moral rectitude over gaining access to supernatural powers of anti-Christian rituals. First Edition Hb (1997) 0-521-40169-0 First Edition Pb (1997) 0-521-40967-5

    • Second edition of an accessible textbook on ritual practices in traditional Christian Europe
    • Excellent introduction to a wide range of topics such as rites of passage, carnivalesque festivity, and the alleged anti-Christian rituals of Jews and witches
    • This is the only book on the subject of ritual that covers all of Europe for the period 1400–1700
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    "...Muir has written a superlative study that surpasses previous work in the field and constitutes the definitive introduction to the history of rituals and their place in early modern European popular culture." Steven G. Renhardt, Journal of Interdisciplinary History

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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: September 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521602402
    • length: 334 pages
    • dimensions: 226 x 152 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • contains: 9 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: what is ritual?
    Part I. The Ritual Moment:
    1. Rites of passage
    2. The ritual calendar
    Part II. Rituals of the Body:
    3. Carnival and the lower body
    4. Manners and the upper body
    Part III. Ritual Representation:
    5. The Reformation as a revolution in ritual theory
    6. The Reformation as a ritual process
    7. Government as a ritual process
    Epilogue: mere ritual.

  • Author

    Edward Muir, Northwestern University, Illinois
    Edward Muir is Professor of History of the Northwestern University. His publications include Civic Ritual in Renaissance Venice (1981) and Mad Blood Stirring: Vendetta in Renaissance Italy (1998).

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