Ghostly Knights: Kings’ Funerals in 14th Century Europe and the Emergence of an International Style
The paper analyzes certain key moments in the appearance of Symbolist poetics in the works of Stéphane Mallarmé, for whom the theoretical foundation for new ideas regarding art, and reflection on the nature and mystery of his own oeuvre were both of primary importance. Special attention is given to such essential articles of the poet as “Artistic Heresy. Art for everyone” , “The Crisis of the Verse”, etc., with a focus on the principal elements of his theory of the symbol, which led to the creation of a new poetic language.
The article analizes the ritual of setting of ecclesiastical and secular princes upon altar'a mensa during inauguration rituals, practicised in the Middle Ages.
The article is centered on the custom of using of such a specific insignia as parasol in processions of western princes during the Middle Ages.
Der Begriff "Meistererzählung" ist in den letzten Jahren in der öffentlichen Debatte häufig als Kampfbegriff gebraucht worden, wenn es darum ging, gegnerische Positionen als ideologisch zu brandmarken. Weniger bekannt ist dagegen der Versuch innerhalb der historischen Wissenschaften, diejenigen Meister- oder Metaerzählungen zu identifizieren, die der Praxis des Forschens in spezifischen Disziplinen unausgesprochen zugrundelagen. In diesem Band erörtern sieben Fachleute, an welchen Erzählmustern sich die Historiographie, die Literatur- und Musikgeschichtsschreibung seit dem 19. Jahrhundert orientiert haben, wenn es darum ging, dem Mittelalter einen Platz in einem allgemeineren Geschichtsbild zuzuweisen.
The subject of the article is custom of plundering of ecclestiacal but also secular princes after their death, intensively praticised in Europe during the Middle Ages and Early Modern Time.
This book brings together a group of leading experts on the political history of Germany and the medieval Empire from the Carolingian period to the end of the Middle Ages. Its purpose is to introduce and analyze key concepts in the study of medieval political culture. The representation of power by means of texts, buildings and images is a theme which has long interested historians. However, recent debates and methodological insights have fundamentally altered the way this subject is perceived, opening it up to perspectives unnoticed by its pioneers in the middle of the twentieth century. By taking account of these debates and insights, this volume explores a series of fundamental questions. How was power defined in a medieval context? How was it claimed, legitimized and disputed? What were the moral parameters against which its exercise was judged? How did different spheres of political power interact? What roles were played by texts, images and rituals in the maintenance of, and challenges to, the political order? The contributors bring varied and original approaches to these and other questions, illuminating the complex power relationships which determined the changing political history of medieval Germany.
Official and non.official social discourse of the death in the Soviet Union.
The author discusses the meaning of zhe term "the Middle Ages".