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The Resource The transfigured kingdom : sacred parody and charismatic authority at the court of Peter the Great, Ernest A. Zitser

The transfigured kingdom : sacred parody and charismatic authority at the court of Peter the Great, Ernest A. Zitser

Label
The transfigured kingdom : sacred parody and charismatic authority at the court of Peter the Great
Title
The transfigured kingdom
Title remainder
sacred parody and charismatic authority at the court of Peter the Great
Statement of responsibility
Ernest A. Zitser
Title variation
Sacred parody and charismatic authority at the court of Peter the Great
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this analysis of late Muscovite and early Imperial court culture, Ernest A. Zitser provides a corrective to the secular bias of the scholarly literature about the reforms of Peter the Great. Zitser demonstrates that the tsar's supposedly "secularizing" reforms rested on a fundamentally religious conception of his personal political mission. In particular, Zitser shows that the carnivalesque (and often obscene) activities of the so-called Most Comical All-Drunken Council served as a type of Baroque political sacrament - a monarchical rite of power that elevated the tsar's person above normal men, guaranteed his prerogative over church affairs, and bound the participants into a community of believers in his God-given authority ("charisma")
  • The author suggests that by implicating Peter's "royal priesthood" in taboo-breaking, libertine ceremonies, the organizers of such "sacred parodies" inducted select members of the Russian political elite into a new system of distinctions between nobility and baseness, sacrality and profanity, tradition and modernity." "Tracing the ways in which the tsar and his courtiers appropriated aspects of Muscovite and European traditions to suit their needs and aspirations, The Transfigured Kingdom offers one of the first discussions of the gendered nature of political power at the court of Russia's self-proclaimed "Father of the Fatherland" and reveals the role of symbolism, myth, and ritual in shaping political order in early modern Europe."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zitser, Ernest A
Dewey number
947/.05
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DK133
LC item number
.Z58 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rites and ceremonies
  • Peter
  • Russia
  • Russia
Label
The transfigured kingdom : sacred parody and charismatic authority at the court of Peter the Great, Ernest A. Zitser
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-216) 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
Contents
The Naryshkin restoration -- An unconsecrated company -- Apostles and apostates -- Unholy matrimony -- Fathering the Fatherland
Control code
54029422
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 221 pages
Isbn
9780801441479
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004000816
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The transfigured kingdom : sacred parody and charismatic authority at the court of Peter the Great, Ernest A. Zitser
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-216) 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
Contents
The Naryshkin restoration -- An unconsecrated company -- Apostles and apostates -- Unholy matrimony -- Fathering the Fatherland
Control code
54029422
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 221 pages
Isbn
9780801441479
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004000816
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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