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Begging pardon and favor : ritual and political order in early medieval France, Geoffrey Koziol

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Begging pardon and favor : ritual and political order in early medieval France
Title
Begging pardon and favor
Title remainder
ritual and political order in early medieval France
Statement of responsibility
Geoffrey Koziol
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In reconstructing and interpreting rituals of supplication, Geoffrey Koziol here uncovers the dense meanings of these most commonplace of all early medieval rituals. The author casts a wide net, comparing these rituals in several regions of northern and western France to illuminate the complex changes in social relations and political power in the tenth and eleventh centuries. In medieval cultures, "supplication" was simply the act of prayer, an act that required a distinctive language of entreaty accompanied by gestures of humility, such as kneeling and prostration. Koziol shows that in tenth- and eleventh-century France, prayer was an act of political honor as well as religious devotion, since the language and gestures of prayer were used to address not only God but also earthly lords who claimed to rule "by the grace of God." Making subtle use of ethnological studies and using a remarkable range of sources, Koziol demonstrates that supplication accurately reflected the complexities and paradoxes in contemporary attitudes toward friendship, enmity, and political authority. And in documenting their regional variations he shows that the rituals of supplication, far from being routinized gestures insensitive to context, remained culturally meaningful by adapting to the realities of different political and social communities. Begging Pardon and Favor is a major contribution to our understanding of medieval political and religious culture. Original and richly interdisciplinary, Koziol's theory of ritual seems certain to stimulate the most fruitful kind of scholarly debate
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Koziol, Geoffrey
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Political customs and rites
  • Dispute resolution (Law)
  • Petition, Right of
  • Pardon
  • Law, Medieval
  • France
Label
Begging pardon and favor : ritual and political order in early medieval France, Geoffrey Koziol
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 423-446) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
23976953
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 459 pages
Isbn
9780801423697
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91055073
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(WaOLN)1450805
Label
Begging pardon and favor : ritual and political order in early medieval France, Geoffrey Koziol
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 423-446) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
23976953
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 459 pages
Isbn
9780801423697
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91055073
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(WaOLN)1450805

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