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The New Middle Ages

Robes and Honor

The Medieval World of Investiture

Editors: Gordon, S. (Ed.)

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Robes and Honor is a fascinating exploration of the possible common origin and subsequent developments of investiture across medieval Christianity and medieval Islam. The ceremony in all of its cultural variety was much more than the public adoption of a high-value textile as symbol of office; within a culture, robing established a personal link 'from the hand' of the giver - king, pope, head of a sect, ambassador - to the receiver - noble, general, official, nun, or acolyte. This volume challenges current thinking on religious and regional boundaries of 'cultures,' raises semiotic issues about imagined communities, and addresses problems of kingship.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Robes and Honor
Book Subtitle
The Medieval World of Investiture
Editors
  • S. Gordon
Series Title
The New Middle Ages
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights are restricted. Dual edition
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-61845-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-61845-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-312-21230-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 394
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