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Death and the Crown: Ritual and Politics in France Before the Revolution

Anne Byrne

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526143303
eISBN:
9781526150530
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526143310
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In May 1774 Louis XV died, triggering a sequence of rituals unseen in fifty-nine years. This book explores how these one-in-a-reign rituals unfolded just fifteen years before the revolution. Starting ... More


Coleridge’s Illnesses

NEIL VICKERS

in Coleridge and the Doctors: 1795-1806

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199271177
eISBN:
9780191709647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271177.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This is the first of four chapters to consider Coleridge's application of medical theory to his own case. In it Coleridge's medical understanding of his diseases is considered. What diseases did he ... More


‘Le roi te touche’: the coronation and the king’s healing touch

Anne Byrne

in Death and the Crown: Ritual and Politics in France Before the Revolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526143303
eISBN:
9781526150530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526143310.00012
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The royal healing touch for scrofula was performed by Louis XVI after his coronation for the first time in over thirty years. This chapter examines how the ceremony was organised and by whom, drawing ... More


Food and improvement in the mid-nineteenth-century institution

Ian Miller

in Reforming food in post-Famine Ireland: Medicine, science and improvement, 18451922

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719088865
eISBN:
9781781706909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088865.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The late nineteenth century was marked by profound concern about national physical well-being. Despite initial post-Famine optimism in the 1850s about the prospects of national dietary reconstruction ... More


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