Knighting, homage, and the meaning of ritual: the kings of England and their neighbors in the thirteenth century

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dc.contributor.author Weiler, Bjorn
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-18T16:59:17Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-18T16:59:17Z
dc.date.issued 2008-11-18
dc.identifier.citation Weiler , B 2008 , ' Knighting, homage, and the meaning of ritual: the kings of England and their neighbors in the thirteenth century ' Viator: Medieval & Renaissance Studies. 37 , pp. 275-299 . en
dc.identifier.issn 0083-5897
dc.identifier.other PURE: 96859
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/1192
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/1192
dc.description Weiler, B. (2006). Knighting, homage, and the meaning of ritual: the kings of England and their neighbors in the thirteenth century. Viator: Medieval & Renaissance Studies. 37, pp.275-299. en
dc.description.abstract Traditionally, historians of thirteenth-century English politics have focused on legal, fiscal, and administrative reform; the development of institutions and mechanisms to counterbalance the power of the monarch; and the conventions surrounding issues of aristocratic property and inheritance. By contrast, questions of symbolism of ritual, sacrality or ceremonial, were thought to have at best a decorative, never a formative, function. This essay uses acts of knighting and homage involving the kings of England and their neighbors in Britain and mainland Europe to outline the continuing importance of ritual and symbolism in England. This, in turn, makes it possible to deal with a series of more general questions about the importance of such acts in a wider European context, dealing specifically with ritual ambiguity, the role of the audience in defining the meaning of ritual, and the relationship en
dc.format.extent 25 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Viator: Medieval & Renaissance Studies. 37 en
dc.title Knighting, homage, and the meaning of ritual: the kings of England and their neighbors in the thirteenth century en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.contributor.institution Department of History & Welsh History en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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