Rites of power : symbolism, ritual, and politics since the Middle Ages


Rites of power : symbolism, ritual, and politics since the Middle Ages

Sean Wilentz, editor

(Shelby Cullom Davis Center series)

University of Pennsylvania Press, c1985

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Collection drawn from the essays presented to and discussed by the Shelby Cullom Davis Center seminar from 1980 to 1982

Includes bibliographies and index



Rites of Power provides a sweeping overview of the symbolism of power from tenth-century France to modern Britain. Approaching their topic from an eclectic range of intellectual traditions, the authors turn the study of politics, social relations, and cultural creation into a single endeavor. The essays begin with three assumptions: that all societies are ordered and governed by "master fictions" (divine right, equality for all) which make political hierarchy appear natural; that political rhetoric includes nonverbal communication (royal portraits, statistics on crop yields); and that common rhetoric can mean different things to various segments of a culture ("states' rights" during the American Civil War). Societies studied include France and Spain in the Middle Ages, post-Revolutionary France, the modern British monarchy, tsarist Russia, colonial Virginia, and industrial Germany. The essays were selected to provide methodological as well as historical coverage; the result is a comprehensive treatment along the cutting edge of several disciplines. This book will appeal to scholars and students in the fields of history, political science, sociology, anthropology, and art history.

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