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Ancient Past, Modern Ceremony: Thailand’s Royal Barge Procession in Historical Context

Matthew Phillips

in How the Past was Used: Historical cultures, c. 750-2000

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780197266120
eISBN:
9780191860010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266120.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter explores how the royal barge procession, one of Thailand’s most historic cultural events, came to represent both the deep Thai past and the modern Thai nation. With a specific focus on ... More


Corpus Christi

Oliver Zimmer

in Remaking the Rhythms of Life: German Communities in the Age of the Nation-State

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199571208
eISBN:
9780191751233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571208.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the Catholic Corpus Christi processions, conceived as the ritual performance of an alternative rhythm of life. For liberals the schedules of progress, as enacted, for instance, ... More


Processions and Privileges

Jennifer C. Edwards

in Superior Women: Medieval Female Authority in Poitiers' Abbey of Sainte-Croix

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198837923
eISBN:
9780191874529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837923.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Cultural History

In the fifteenth century the abbess fought to maintain her superiority over the canons of Sainte-Radegonde when citizens were crafting a new identity for Poitiers. The flashpoints for this contest ... More


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