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By Bonna D. Wescoat

During this publication, a distinctive group of authors explores the best way area, position, structure, and formality engage to build sacred adventure within the old cultures of the japanese Mediterranean. Essays deal with basic matters and lines that let constructions to accomplish as spiritually transformative areas in old Greek, Roman, Jewish, early Christian, and Byzantine civilizations. jointly they display the a number of ways that works of structure and their settings have been energetic brokers within the ritual strategy. structure didn't in simple terms host occasions relatively, it magnified and increased them, interacting with rituals facilitating the development of rite. This publication examines relatively the ways that principles and events generated by way of the interplay of position, equipped setting, ritual motion, and reminiscence contributed to the cultural formula of the sacred adventure in several spiritual faiths.

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Karl Mannheim and Alois Riegl: from the History of Art to the Sociology of Culture,” Art History 32, pp. 755–84. , and J. Nelson, eds. 2000. Rituals of Power from Late Antiquity to the Early Middle Ages, Leiden. Trendelenburg, A. 1914. Pausanias in Olympia, Berlin. Turner, V. W. 1969. The Ritual Process: Structure and Antistructure, Ithaca, New York. , and E. Turner. 1978. Image and Pilgrimage in Christian Culture, New York. Van Gennep, A. 1909. Les rites de passage, Paris; translated as A. Van Gennep 1960, The Rites of Passage, Chicago.

Osborne 1994 on the ritualization of politics, culture and religion in Democratic Athens. 50. Likewise, it is high time that the anthropology of ritual began to think a little about the objects and spaces that define its area of activity, as have other fields within anthropology such as visual anthropology, the anthropology of technologies and the anthropology of agency. 51. Wittgenstein 1979, 17e. 52. Wittgenstein 1979, 5e. 53. Wittgenstein 1979, 8e. 54. This is not the place to probe one deep and very significant strand in the construction of secular modernity’s fantasies about religion (of which its reductive implicit definition as “ritual” is one).

Ritual, Finance and Politics: An Account of Athenian Democracy,” in Ritual, Finance and Poltics: Athenian Democratic Accounts Presented to David Lewis, R. Osborne and S. , Oxford, pp. 1–25. Osborne, R. 2004. 1: The Object of Dedication, pp. 1–10. Owoc, M. 2008. “Ritual, Religion and Ideology” in Encyclopedia of Archaeology, D. , Oxford, pp. 1922–32. Material Culture and Ritual Panofsky, E. 1955. “Iconography and Iconology: An Introduction to the Study of Renaissance Art,” in Meaning in the Visual Arts, Chicago, pp.

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