The essays in this book - all specially written for it - address the central problem in the understanding of royal rituals, namely the relation between power and ceremonial.
Author: David Cannadine
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Heads of state today mark their rites of passage with splendid ceremonial, from Reagan's inaugural to Andropov's funeral. Such spectacles continue to be a prominent part of modern political systems, of varied ideological hue, but their precise meaning and importance often remain unclear. The essays in this book - all specially written for it - address the central problem in the understanding of royal rituals, namely the relation between power and anthropologists, and the traditional societies examined range from ancient Babylon to nineteenth-century Madagascar, from medieval Europe to contemporary Ghana.
It was non - visible yet had tremendous impact on the lives of people ,
irrespective of ethnic diversities and caste hierarchy . Rituals were both part of
religious norms and ceremonialities of royalty . They were manifested in
wellformed customs ...
Through participation in certain state officials as Geertz describes political rites ,
the subjects identify " ... with them , but instead of ... Where the forms of wayang
could express social conflict , there the rituals of royalty reinforced traditional ties .
... Hawaiian and english language newspaper articles and broadsides, Death Rites and Hawaiian Royalty chronicles the ... of such importance that his or her
life is imaginatively extended through prolonged mourning or multiple burial rituals.
Author: Ralph Thomas Kam
Category: Social Science
From the hiding of the bones of Kamehameha the Great, to the half-mile-long funeral procession of King Kamehameha III, to the somber return of the embalmed remains of King Kalākaua from San Francisco, Hawaii experienced changing responses to the deaths of Hawaiian royalty. Missionary journals, government publications, and articles in Hawaiian and English language newspapers provide the source material for the first comprehensive look at the transformation of funerary practices following permanent contact with the West. The documentary evidence tells the story of the adoption of new ways of honoring Hawaii royalty and the persistence of traditional practices. Although the funeral observances for British royalty provided an extravagant model for their Hawaii counterparts, indigenous practices survived. While mourners no longer knocked out their teeth or tattooed their tongues, other traditional forms--the mass wailing, feather standards, and composing of funeral dirges--continued well into the twentieth century. Besides the contemporaneous accounts, dozens of historic drawings and photographs provide rarely seen glimpses of the obsequies of the Kamehameha and Kalākaua dynasties. Burial locations, too, saw transformation as secret burial caves and thatched structures housing ancient bones gave way to coral sepulchers, Gothic mausoleums and underground crypts. The description of the burial sites includes the locations of the final resting places of the royalty of Hawaii.
575 – 605 ; A . CAMERON , The Construction of Court Ritual : the Byzantine Book
of Ceremonies , in D . CANNADINE / S . PRICE ( eds . ) , Rituals of Royalty .
Power and Ceremonial in Traditional Societies , Cambridge 1987 , pp . 106 - 136
Lund needs to demonstrate her subject ' s import Help is to hand : kings and
kingship are back in fashion as objects of historical enquiry . S . R . F . Price ' s
Rituals and Power pointed the way , 12 and Rituals of Royalty , edited by Price
and D ...
67 In the West it was , and still is , through elaborate rituals that power becomes
invested in the figure of the king . ... 67 Michelle Gilbert , “ The Person of the King
: Ritual and power in a Ghanian State , ” in Rituals of Royalty : Power and ...
For example , see Edward Muir , Civic Ritual in Renaissance Venice ( Princeton ,
1981 ) ; Sarah Hanley , Rituals of Royalty : Power and Ceremonial in Traditional
Societies ( Princeton , 1983 ) ; S . R . F . Price , Rituals and Power : The Roman ...
Rituals , also rituals of royalty , are fundamental contracts , where each party
fulfils his role in the game . The aristocratic part in this system is to act in an
aristocratic manner so that the subaltern can respect , admire , and worship him .
The Oirata regard marriage as the realm of ritual , symbolic , and political
transformations , in which cosmic principles frame human practice ; by ... The first
two chapters deal with aspects of death rituals as they pertain to Rajput royalty .
Rituals of Royalty : Power and Ceremonial in Traditional Societies , Cambridge :
Cambridge University Press . 1992 ( 1983 ) . “ The Context , Performance and
Meaning of Ritual : The British Monarchy and the " Invention of Tradition ” , c .
Rituals of Royalty . Power and Ceremonial in Traditional Societies ... Nelson , J .
L . ( 1987 ) , « The Lord ' s anointed and the people ' s choice : Carolingian royal
ritual » , in D . Cannadine and S . Price ( eds . ) : Rituals of Royalty . Power and ...
It is quite natural that like the rulers , the ruled worshipped even rats and serpents
and sacrificed animals as religious rituals . The observation of the travellers that
religious rituals perpetuated social distinctions and degradation which disrupted
Author: Hem Bala Bhargava
Describing the social and economic conditions of Rajasthan depicted by the European travellers during the British rule.
Ritual prescriptions for the religious observances of the common people are in
the spirit of those for royalty and officials , complete with archaic terminology .
This is true even for the rituals for orphan souls . Even what look like inclusive ...
Author: Southeastern College Art ConferencePublish On: 2004
By dressing the Virgin in a feather tunic , she becomes the special vehicle for the
Andean artist to pay homage to ancient customs of ritual and royalty . Inka deities
, reverence for the Earth , and the significant role of the royal women now find ...
This rationalist bias is so strong that anthropologists often regard industrialization
as the antithesis of ritual , the dynamic production of the one pited against the
repetitive reproduction of the other . As a subcategory , rituals of royalty are ...