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The Performance Self: Ritual, Clothing, and Identity During the Hundred Years War

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Medieval courtiers defined themselves in ceremonies and rituals. Tournaments, Maying, interludes, charivaris, and masking invited the English and French nobility to assert their identities in gesture and costume as well as in speech. These events presumed that performance makes a self, in contrast to the modern belief that identity precedes social performance and, indeed, that performance falsifies the true, inner self. Susan Crane resists the longstanding convictions that medieval rituals were trivial affairs, and that ...

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0812236580

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9780812236583

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The Performance Self: Ritual, Clothing, and Identity During the Hundred Years War
2002, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia

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The Performance Self: Ritual, Clothing, and Identity During the Hundred Years War
2002, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia

ISBN-13: 9780812236583

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