Rites Of Power

Author: Sean Wilentz
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812216950
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Rites of Power provides a sweeping overview of the symbolism of power from tenth-century France to contemporary Britain. Approaching their topic from an eclectic range of intellectual traditions, the authors turn the study of politics, social relations, and cultural creation into a single endeavor. This book will appeal to scholars and students in the fields of history, political science, sociology, anthropology, and art history.

Human Rites

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Rituals And Power

Author: S. R. F. Price
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521312684
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Simon Price attempts to discover why the Roman Emperor was treated like a god.

Delhi In The Electrical Age

Author: Leo Charles Coleman
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This dissertation is a cultural and political anthropology of state formation and economic reform in modern India, based on a historical and ethnographic study of the governance of electricity distribution in Delhi. Electrification has been a hallmark project of the modern state, and electrical power has been in India a site of practical investment, cultural concern, and a sign of state capacity for both colonial and postcolonial governments. Through a local study of the politics of electricity in Delhi, from colonial installations to present-day privatization, changes in the cultural content of state power and historical transformations in ideologies of governance and practices of economic regulation in India are documented and analyzed.

Rituals Of Royalty

Author: David Cannadine
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521428910
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Heads of state today mark their rites of passage with splendid ceremonial, from Reagan's inaugural to Andropov's funeral. Such spectacles continue to be a prominent part of modern political systems, of varied ideological hue, but their precise meaning and importance often remain unclear. The essays in this book - all specially written for it - address the central problem in the understanding of royal rituals, namely the relation between power and anthropologists, and the traditional societies examined range from ancient Babylon to nineteenth-century Madagascar, from medieval Europe to contemporary Ghana.

The Board Of Rites And The Making Of Qing China

Author: Macabe Keliher
Editor: University of California Press
ISBN: 0520300297
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The Board of Rites and the Making of Qing China presents a major new approach in research on the formation of the Qing empire (1636–1912) in early modern China. Focusing on the symbolic practices that structured domination and legitimized authority, the book challenges traditional understandings of state-formation, and argues that in addition to war making and institution building, the disciplining of diverse political actors, and the construction of political order through symbolic acts were essential undertakings in the making of the Qing state. Beginning in 1631 with the establishment of the key disciplinary organization, the Board of Rites, and culminating with the publication of the first administrative code in 1690, Keliher shows that the Qing political environment was premised on sets of intertwined relationships constantly performed through acts such as the New Year’s Day ceremony, greeting rites, and sumptuary regulations, or what was referred to as li in Chinese. Drawing on Chinese- and Manchu-language archival sources, this book is the first to demonstrate how Qing state-makers drew on existing practices and made up new ones to reimagine political culture and construct a system of domination that lay the basis for empire.

The Thirty Nine Articles Of The Church Of England With An Exposition On The First Thirty Articles By W Beveridge Bishop Of St Asaph Third Edition

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Ritual Politics And Power

Author: David I. Kertzer
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300043624
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Examines the history and purpose of political rituals, discusses examples from Aztec cannibal rites to presidential inauguration, and argues that the use of ritual determines the success of political groups.

The King S Body

Author: Sergio Bertelli
Editor: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271041390
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The King's Body offers a unique and up-to-date overview of a central theme in European history: the nature and meaning of the sacred rituals of kingship. Informed by the work of recent cultural anthropologists, Sergio Bertelli explores the cult of kingship, which pervaded the lives of hundreds of thousands of subjects, poor and rich, noble and cleric. His analysis takes in a wide spectrum, from the Vandal kings of Spain and the long-haired kings of France, to the beheaded kings of England and France, Charles I and Louis XVI. Bertelli explores the multiple meanings of the rites related to the king's body, from his birth (with the exhibition of his masculinity) to the crowning (a rebirth) to his death (a triumph and an apotheosis). We see how particular occasions such as entrances, processions, and banquets make sense only as they related directly to the king's body. Bertelli also singles out crowd-participatory aspects of sacred kingship, including the rites of violence connected with the interregnum (perceived as a suspension of the law) and the rites of expulsion for a tyrant's body, emphasizing the inversion of crowning rituals. First published in Italy in 1990, The King's Body has been revised and updated for English-speaking readers and expertly translated from the Italian by R. Burr Litchfield. Deftly argued and amply illustrated, this book is a perfect introduction to the cult of kingship in the West; at the same time, it illuminates for modern readers how strangely different the medieval and early modern world was from our own.

The American Freemason S New Monthly Magazine

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The Power Of Ritual

Author: Robbie Davis-Floyd
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The Power of Ritual describes the characteristics from which ritual derives its power and efficacy in the world, and in human bodies and minds. This book is about ritual itself--what it is, how it works to influence human belief and behavior, what makes it powerful, what makes it dangerous, and most of all, what makes it useful to contemporary humans. The authors draw often on their own personal experiences with ritual to illuminate its potential for generating and perpetuating group belief and individual transformation, making the book an engaging read. Professors teaching about ritual will find this to be a useful textbook, source that can complement the myriad of more technical articles and bewildering, heavily theoretical tomes often assigned. Students and scholars seeking to study ritual will find much to interest them, as will all those interested in designing and performing rituals, and understanding the rituals they choose to participate in or perform

Circles Of Power

Author: John Michael Greer
Editor: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 9781567183139
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Despite its popularity, the Golden Dawn system of magic has potentials that are all but untapped. Even the simplest Golden Dawn practices have aspects that have never been brought out in print. This book is the definitive practical handbook on the Cabalistic magic of the Golden Dawn. It goes step-by-step through the entire body of Cabalistic ritual magic, from simple building blocks to powerful advanced techniques. Illus.

The Power Of Ritual

Author: Bruce Kapferer
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An Encyclopaedia Of Freemasonry And Its Kindred Sciences Comprising The Whole Range Of Arts Sciences And Literature As Connected With The Institution

Author: Albert Gallatin Mackey
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Moon Rites

Author: Michelle Royce
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Moon Rites by Michelle Royce shines the light on the feminine path to personal power and enables women to connect with their unique spirituality.

Identity Ritual And Power In Colonial Puebla

Author: Frances L. Ramos
Editor: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 0816521174
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Located between Mexico City and Veracruz, Puebla has been a political hub since its founding as Puebla de los çngeles in 1531. Frances L. RamosÕs dynamic and meticulously researched study exposes and explains the many (and often surprising) ways that politics and political culture were forged, tested, and demonstrated through public ceremonies in eighteenth-century Puebla, colonial MexicoÕs Òsecond city.Ó With Ramos as a guide, we are not only dazzled by the trappings of powerÑthe silk canopies, brocaded robes, and exploding fireworksÑbut are also witnesses to the public spectacles through which municipal councilmen consolidated local and imperial rule. By sponsoring a wide variety of carefully choreographed rituals, the municipal council made locals into audience, participants, and judges of the cityÕs tumultuous political life. Public rituals encouraged residents to identify with the Roman Catholic Church, their respective corporations, the Spanish Empire, and their city, but also provided arenas where individuals and groups could vie for power. As Ramos portrays the royal oath ceremonies, funerary rites, feast-day celebrations, viceregal entrance ceremonies, and Holy Week processions, we have to wonder who paid for these elaborate ritualsÑand why. Ramos discovers and decodes the intense debates over expenditures for public rituals and finds them to be a central part of ongoing efforts of councilmen to negotiate political relationships. Even with the Spanish CrownÕs increasing disapproval of costly public ritual and a worsening economy, PueblaÕs councilmen consistently defied all attempts to diminish their importance. Ramos innovatively employs a wealth of source materials, including council minutes, judicial cases, official correspondence, and printed sermons, to illustrate how public rituals became pivotal in the shaping of PueblaÕs complex political culture.

Liberating Rites

Author: Tom F. Driver
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0429711093
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This book shows how necessary ritual is to human freedom and to social processes of liberation. It aims to reflect upon the deep human longing for ritual and to interpret it in the light of our physical, social, political, sexual, moral, aesthetic, and religious existence. .

Fighting Women

Author: Victoria Katherine Burbank
Editor: University of California Press
ISBN: 0520302761
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Fighting is common among contemporary Aboriginal women in Mangrove, Australia. Women fight with men and with other women—often with “the other woman.” Victoria Burbank’s depiction of these women offers a powerful new perspective that can be applied to domestic violence in Western settings. Noting that Aboriginal women not only talk without shame about their angry emotions but also express them in acts of aggression and defense, Burbank emphasizes the positive social and cultural implications of women’s refusal to be victims. She explores questions of hierarchy and the expression of emotions, as well as women’s roles in domestic violence. Human aggression can be experienced and expressed in different ways, she says, and is not necessarily always “wrong.” Fighting Women is relevant to discussions of aggression and gender relations in addition to debates on the victimization of women and children everywhere. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1994.

The Oxford Handbook Of Early Christian Ritual

Author: Risto Uro
Editor: Oxford Handbooks
ISBN: 019874787X
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Scholars of religion have long assumed that ritual and belief constitute the fundamental building blocks of religious traditions and that these two components of religion are interrelated and interdependent in significant ways. Generations of New Testament and Early Christian scholars have produced detailed analyses of the belief systems of nascent Christian communities, including their ideological and political dimensions, but have by and large ignored ritual as an important element of early Christian religion and as a factor contributing to the rise and the organization of the movement. In recent years, however, scholars of early Christianity have begun to use ritual as an analytical tool for describing and explaining Christian origins and the early history of the movement. Such a development has created a momentum toward producing a more comprehensive volume on the ritual world of Early Christianity employing advances made in the field of ritual studies. The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Ritual gives a manifold account of the ritual world of early Christianity from the beginning of the movement up to the end of the fifth century. The volume introduces relevant theories and approaches; central topics of ritual life in the cultural world of early Christianity; and important Christian ritual themes and practices in emerging Christian groups and factions.

The Power Of Ritual

Author: Rachel Pollack
Editor: Dell
ISBN: 9780440508724
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Simple ways to bring ritual and meaning into your life How to create sacred spaces in your own home Step-by-step guidance on creating rituals for births, rites of passage, weddings, and other celebrations--both religious and secular The Omega Institute, the nation's largest holistic education and retreat center, has helped tens of thousands of people in their search for well-being, personal growth, and spiritual development through its world-renowned workshops and retreats. Now the experts at the Omega Institute share their wisdom with you in a unique series of books that provide the guidance, the inspiration, and the skills you need to bring increased meaning and vitality into your life. . . . We all seek spiritual wholeness, a sense of belonging, of individual identity as well as connection to something greater than ourselves. In this remarkable book, one of the Omega Institute's foremost experts explores the power of ritual to transform our lives, offering simple, creative ways to strengthen family, friendship, community--as well as sense of self. Here is inspiring evidence of the role of ritual in secular as well as religious life, and easy, do-it-yourself techniques to help you find inner peace, meaning, and well-being. Whether you find inspiration in religious tradition or wish to create meaningful new rituals of your own, you'll learn: How to explore the sacred through ritual How to tap into new sources of healing and energy Ancient rituals celebrating the seasons, the senses, time and space How to use ritual to strengthen marriage and family bonds