Rites of Power

Rites of Power
Symbolism, Ritual, and Politics since the Middle Ages

Sean Wilentz, Editor

1985 | 360 pages | Cloth $45.95 | Paper $24.95
History | Cultural Studies
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Teufelsdrockh's Dilemma: On Symbolism, Politics, and History
—Sean Wilentz

PT. 1. AN ANTHROPOLOGICAL OVERVIEW
1. Centers, Kings, and Charisma: Reflections on the Symbolics of Power
—Clifford Geertz

PT. 2. RITUAL, KINGSHIP, AND POLITICS IN FRANCE, C. 900-1715
2. Models of Rulership in French Royal Ceremonial
—Ralph E. Giesey
3. Legend, Ritual, and Discourse in the Lit de Justice Assembly: French Constitutional Ideology, 1527-1641
—Sarah Hanley

PT. 3. THE LIMITS OF SYMBOLIC POWER: SPAIN, C. 1157-1643
4. Unsacred Monarchy: The Kings of Castile in the Late Middle Ages
—Teofilo F. Ruiz
5. Power and Propaganda in the Spain of Philip IV
—J. H. Elliott

PT. 4. RITES OF POWER SINCE THE AGE OF REVOLUTION: FRANCE, BRITAIN, AND RUSSIA
6. Politics, Images, and Symbols in Post-Revolutionary France
—Maurice Agulhon
7. Splendor out of Court: Royal Spectacle and Pageantry in Modern Britain, c. 1820-1977
—David Cannadine
8. Moscow and Petersburg: The Problem of Political Center in Tsarist Russia, 1881-1914
—Richard Wortman

PT. 5. SYMBOLISM, POLITICS, AND EVERYDAY LIFE: COLONIAL VIRGINIA AND INDUSTRIAL GERMANY
9. Communication and Control: Authority Metaphors and Power Contests on Colonel Landon Carter's Virginia Plantation, 1752-1778
—Rhys Isaac
10. Organizational Order or Eigensinn? Workers' Privacy and Workers' Politics in Imperial Germany
—Alf Lüdtke

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