Court Ceremonies and Rituals of Power in Byzantium and the Medieval Mediterranean: Comparative Perspectives

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BRILL, Sep 19, 2013 - History - 604 pages
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Comparative approaches to political rituals and ceremonies in Byzantium and other court cultures of the Mediterranean basin form the subject of this collective volume, which examines related topics from the viewpoint of transformation, succession, appropriation, and representation in art and literature.
 

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Contents

Comparative Approaches to the Ritual World of the Medieval Mediterranean
1
Part One Rituals and the Transformation of the Roman World
35
Part Two Succession Procedures and their Ritual Articulations
113
Part Three Invention Appropriation and Transformation Between East and West
225
Part Four Ritual Performances and their Reflections in Art and Literature
373
Bibliography
515
Index
565
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