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Devotions of Affliction: The Dramaturgy of Colonial Epidemics

Paul Ramírez

in Enlightened Immunity: Mexico's Experiments with Disease Prevention in the Age of Reason

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781503604339
eISBN:
9781503605800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503604339.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

From 1736 to 1739 an outbreak of matlazahuatl, likely typhus, ravaged the Valley of Mexico. In Mexico City, public responses in the form of hospital care, processions, and numerous devotional acts ... More


Funerals and the Price of Death

Christian Henriot

in Scythe and the City: A Social History of Death in Shanghai

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804797467
eISBN:
9780804798747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804797467.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

Death had a price. From the performance of funeral rituals, to funeral apparels, and to funeral processions, death (re)created a complete hierarchy in even sharper lines than among the living. ... More


Observation and Participation

in Political Communication and Political Culture in England, 1558-1688

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804783620
eISBN:
9780804784580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783620.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter addresses several aspects of political culture involving personal experience or personal observation that imparted or reaffirmed political values and commemorated events of political ... More


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