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A History of the Crusades, Volume I: The First Hundred Years by Kenneth M. Setton, Marshall W. Baldwin

By Kenneth M. Setton, Marshall W. Baldwin

The six volumes of A background of the Crusades will stand because the definitive historical past of the Crusades, spanning 5 centuries, encompassing Jewish, Moslem, and Christian views, and containing a wealth of knowledge and research of the background, politics, economics, and tradition of the medieval international.

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87 This is the main thesis of Moore and Myerhoff, “Introduction,” Secular Ritual. 88 Charles Winick, “Ceremony,” Dictionary of Anthropology (London: Peter Owen, 1957), p. 105. 89 Nora, “Between History and Memory,” p. 19. 90 Moore and Myerhoff, Secular Ritual, pp. 5–8. 85 28 The Politics of National Celebrations they may also indicate a dramatic break, particularly when a new elite replaces the old one. 91 The four functions of celebrations offered earlier – identity formation, legitimacy, manifestation of power and emotional role – are relevant to the functions of ceremonies as well.

225–286. 122 Lisa Wedeen, Ambiguities of Domination: Politics, Rhetoric, and Symbols in Contemporary Syria (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999). 123 Israel Gershoni and James Jankowski, Commemorating the Nation: Collective Memory, Public Commemoration, and National Identity in Twentieth-Century Egypt (Chicago: Middle East Documentation Center, 2004). 124 Eric Davis, Memories of State: Politics, History, and Collective Identity in Modern Iraq (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005).

105. 89 Nora, “Between History and Memory,” p. 19. 90 Moore and Myerhoff, Secular Ritual, pp. 5–8. 85 28 The Politics of National Celebrations they may also indicate a dramatic break, particularly when a new elite replaces the old one. 91 The four functions of celebrations offered earlier – identity formation, legitimacy, manifestation of power and emotional role – are relevant to the functions of ceremonies as well. Ritual and Symbol. Like those of celebration and ceremony, the origins of the study of ritual date back to Durkheim.

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