Competing Commemorations

Sheryl Kroen

in Politics and Theater

Published by University of California Press

Published in print April 2000 | ISBN: 9780520222144
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520924383 | DOI:
Competing Commemorations

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This chapter depicts the Restoration as a period of continuous negotiation over the nature of monarchy as defined between the poles of “secular” and “Christian” monarchy. It analyzes the laws and national ceremonies of the kings over a fifteen-year period to demonstrate this continuous effort to define and redefine the nature of the monarchy. It evokes the terrain in which the population at large was incited to participate in negotiations as to the nature of monarchy in this period, drawing upon the correspondence which passed between civil and ecclesiastical officials regarding the tricky problem of the missionaries.

Keywords: Restoration; monarchy; secular; Christian; kings; ecclesiastical officials; missionaries

Chapter.  19298 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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