Shame and Honor

With steady erudition and not infrequent irreverence, Stephanie Trigg ranges from medieval romance to Victorian caricature, from imperial politics to medievalism in contemporary culture, to write a strikingly original cultural history of the Order of the Garter.

Shame and Honor
A Vulgar History of the Order of the Garter

Stephanie Trigg

2012 | 336 pages | Cloth $55.00
Cultural Studies
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Table of Contents

Introduction

PART I. RITUAL HISTORIES
Chapter 1. Ritual Theory and Medievalism
Chapter 2. Origins: Motto, Emblem, and Myth
Chapter 3. Histories: Love, Honor, and Medievalism

PART II. RITUAL PRACTICES
Chapter 4. Honor, Shame, and Degradation
Chapter 5. Ritual, Change, and Tradition
Chapter 6. Bodies, Clothes, and Medievalism

PART III. RITUAL MODERNITIES
Chapter 7. Royalty and Medievalism, Medieval to Postmodern
Conclusion

Notes
Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgments