The Drama of Coronation: Medieval Ceremony in Early Modern England Alice Hunt

ISBN: 9780521182874

Published: February 17th 2011

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254 pages


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The Drama of Coronation: Medieval Ceremony in Early Modern England  by  Alice Hunt

The Drama of Coronation: Medieval Ceremony in Early Modern England by Alice Hunt
February 17th 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 254 pages | ISBN: 9780521182874 | 7.14 Mb

The coronation was, and perhaps still is, one of the most important ceremonies of a monarchs reign. This book examines the five coronations that took place in England between 1509 and 1559. It considers how the sacred rite and its related ceremoniesMoreThe coronation was, and perhaps still is, one of the most important ceremonies of a monarchs reign.

This book examines the five coronations that took place in England between 1509 and 1559. It considers how the sacred rite and its related ceremonies and pageants responded to monarchical and religious change, and charts how they were interpreted by contemporary observers.

Hunt challenges the popular position that has conflated royal ceremony with political propaganda and argues for a deeper understanding of the symbolic complexity of ceremony. At the heart of the study is an investigation into the vexed issues of legitimacy and representation which leads Hunt to identify the emergence of an important and fruitful exchange between ceremony and drama.

This exchange will have significant implications for our understanding both of the periods theatre and of the cultural effects of the Protestant Reformation.



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