Robes and Honor Paperback

The Medieval World of Investiture

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Robes and Honor

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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.

Robes and Honor was published by Palgrave Macmillan in January 2014. The ISBN for Robes and Honor is 9781349618477.

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Details for Robes and Honor

Page last updated 23rd July 2017
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan (January 2014)
EditionSoftcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2001
Number of Pages394
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code4453861
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