Civic Ritual, Space and Imagination : Coronation of the Icon from Brno (1736)

Authors

MALÝ Tomáš

Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Ritualizing the City. Collective Performances as Aspects of Urban Construction from Constantine to Mao
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Citation
Field History
Keywords Piety; ritual; icon; coronation; Brno; 1736
Description The study deals with the solemn coronation of the so called Icon from Brno in 1736. Under perspective of historical anthropology and using the example of the handling of a sacred image, I seek to understand the meanings which contemporary people ascribed to the image as such and to the whole of the coronation celebrations, understood as a ritual. I maintain that the imagination linked to several phenomena within the coronation celebrations had a fundamental significance for the manner of construing religious/social space in a given place and time.
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