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Title Images and objects in ritual practices in medieval and early modern northern and central Europe / edited by Krista Kodres and Anu Mänd.

Publication Info. Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013.

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Description 1 online resource (vi, 328 pages) : illustrations, portraits, plans
Contents Table of contents; acknowledgements; introduction; part i; late medieval imagesand the variabilityof rituals; "to show that the place is divine"; the rosary and the wounds of christ; image, time and ritual; morian and merian. word and image; part ii; the gaze of power, the act of obedience; baptism and the king's coronation; in between the secular and the religious; images of hereditary succession; magic of presence; between act, image, and memory; part iii; the self-representation of thelate medieval cistercian abbot; memoria and sacral artin late medieval livonia.
The ritual context of chandeliersand sconces in early modernlutheran churchesthe art of rituals; wining and dining in style; contributors.
Summary This multidisciplinary collection of essays explores the functions, meanings and use of images and objects in various late Medieval and Early Modern social practices, which were linked by their ritual character. The book approaches 'ritual' as an action which is discussed under the general umbrella term ""performative practice"", and is characterised by a synthesis between the repetitive and the extraordinary that carries an intense symbolic meaning and is emotionally charged. Images, spaces a ...
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Subject Art, Medieval -- Europe.
Christian art and symbolism -- Europe -- Medieval, 500-1500.
Rites and ceremonies, Medieval -- History.
Chronological Term 500 - 1500
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Kodres, Krista.
Mänd, Anu.
Other Form: Print version: Images and objects in ritual practices in medieval and early modern northern and central Europe 1443851337 (OCoLC)864898400
ISBN 9781443864282 (electronic bk.)
1443864285 (electronic bk.)
1306992311 (ebk)
9781306992312 (ebk)