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2001

Kathleen M. Ashley

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Moving Subjects: Processional Performance In The Middle Ages And The Renaissance, Kathleen Ashley, Wim Husken Dec 2000

Moving Subjects: Processional Performance In The Middle Ages And The Renaissance, Kathleen Ashley, Wim Husken

Kathleen M. Ashley

Procession, arguably the most ubiquitous and versatile public performance mode until the seventeenth century, has received little scholarly or theoretical attention. Yet, this form of social behaviour has been so thoroughly naturalised in our accounts of western European history that it merited little comment as a cultural performance choice over many centuries until recently, when a generation of cultural historians using explanatory models from anthropology called attention to the processional mode as a privileged vehicle for articulation in its society.