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The Book Ceremony
The Author Leslie Marmon Silko
The Publisher Penguin
Release Date1977
Genre Fiction
Pages 243
ISBN 0143104918
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: On a New Mexico reservation, one Navajo family--including Tayo, a World War II veteran deeply scarred by his experiences as a Japanese POW and by the rejection of his own people--struggles to survive in a world no longer theirs in the years just before and after World War II. Reader's Guide available. Reissue. 30,000 first printing.


The Book Ceremony and Text in the Renaissance
The Author Douglas F. Rutledge
The Publisher University of Delaware Press
Release Date1996
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 233
ISBN 0874135737
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: "Ceremony and Text in the Renaissance is a contribution to the history of cultural semiotics in Early Modern Europe. Prof. Thomas M. Greene's theoretical exposition introduces a series of articles that consider the interaction between literary production and ceremonial performance in the larger cultural text of the Renaissance. The Renaissance engaged in a greater number of ceremonial performances than the preceding era, but the Reformation had irrevocably altered the language of ceremony, reducing its magical efficacity and diminishing its ability to inspire community." "According to Professor Greene, the essays address one large but limited area of semiotic practice, the social role of ceremonial performance during the early modern period, examining the interplay between ceremonial and the narrative, dramatic, or poetic text."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved


The Book Leslie Marmon Silko s Ceremony
The Author Allan Richard Chavkin
The Publisher Oxford University Press on Demand
Release Date2002-01-01
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 274
ISBN 9780195142839
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony, the most important novel of the Native American Renaissance, is among the most most widely taught and studied novels in higher education today. In it, Silko recounts a young man's search for consolation in his tribe's history and traditions, and his resulting voyage of self-discovery and discovery of the world. The fourteen essays in this casebook include a variety of theoretical approaches and provide the reader with crucial information, especially on Native American beliefs, that will enhance their understanding and appreciation of this contemporary classic. The collection also includes two interviews with Silko in which she explains the importance of the oral tradition and storytelling, along with autobiographical basis of the novel.


The Book Leslie Marmon Silko s Ceremony
The Author Robert M. Nelson
The Publisher Peter Lang
Release Date2008
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 197
ISBN 1433102056
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: "Leslie Marmon Silko's" Ceremony: "The Recovery of Tradition" is a study of the embedded texts that function as the formal and thematic backbone of Leslie Marmon Silko's 1977 novel. Robert M. Nelson identifies the Keresan and Navajo ethnographic pretexts that Silko reappropriates and analyzes the many ways these texts relate to the surrounding prose narrative.


The Book Ceremony and Power
The Author Geoffrey S. Sumi
The Publisher University of Michigan Press
Release Date2005
Genre History
Pages 360
ISBN 0472115170
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In Ceremony and Power, Geoffrey Sumi is concerned with the relationship between political power and public ceremonial in the Roman Republic, with particular focus on the critical months following Caesar's assassination and later as Augustus became the first emperor of Rome. The book traces the use of a variety of public ceremonies, including assemblies of the people, triumphs, funerals, and games, as a means for politicians in this period of instability and transition to shape their public images and consolidate their power and prestige. Ultimately, Sumi shows that the will of the people, whether they were the electorate assembled at the comitia, the citizen body at the contio, the spectators at the theater, the crowd at the triumph, or mourners at a funeral, strongly influenced the decisions and actions of Roman aristocrats.


The Book Tea and Ceremony
The Author Diana Saltoon
The Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com
Release Date2008-11-01
Genre Cooking
Pages 240
ISBN 9781427085405
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Ceremony and Community from Herbert to Milton
The Author Achsah Guibbory
The Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date1998-01-15
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 275
ISBN 0521593557
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Original readings of Herbert, Herrick, Browne and Milton in the context of seventeenth-century religious conflict.


The Book Wedding Ceremony Planner
The Author Reverend Judith Johnson
The Publisher Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release Date2005-03-01
Genre Family & Relationships
Pages 384
ISBN 1402251009
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Many couples want a spiritual but not a religious ceremony that truly celebrates their unique set of beliefs, values and life circumstances. They want their ceremony, their way but don't know where to begin or what questions they need to ask. The Wedding Ceremony Planner is a comprehensive and user-friendly guide. It covers everything you need to know to create a beautiful ceremony text and to anticipate and address all the profound and mundane logistics with ease, grace and fun. It includes hundreds of text excerpts reflecting the many voices with which our hearts speak. There are also ten sample ceremony texts for the inclusion of children, the telling of the couple's story, the renewal of vows and a commitment ceremony. Checklists and worksheets are included to manage all the details. The Wedding Ceremony Planner is also an invaluable resource for clergy of all faiths, wedding planners and location coordinators. Sprinkled with anecdotes about lessons learned by couples creating their weddings, this book is filled with the wisdom of experience Praise for The Wedding Ceremony Planner "Weddings are sacred acts surrounded by material hoopla. The Wedding Ceremony Planner clarifies the worldly issues but keeps the spirit central. It's the balance that every couple needs." -Marianne Williamson, author, The Gift of Change "With countless samples of ceremony segments and worksheets to put them all together, The Wedding Ceremony Planner affirms what we all hope for: to communicate our love in a clear, heartfelt manner that truly reflects who we are." -Jack Canfield, co-author, Chicken Soup for the Bride's Soul(r) "In this time of increasing exchange and friendship between people of many cultures ... what the world needs is an intelligent and compassionate 'how to' book on performing interfaith ceremonies. This book is an excellent example." -The Very Reverend James Parks Morton Founder and President of the Interfaith Center of New York "[This book] was [wonderful] in helping us create our wedding ceremony. Not only was it easy to follow, but it made us think of things we never would have thought of on our own ... Going through the book also brought us closer ... it is the one thing we have sat down and done 100% together." -Jennifer Buehler and Frank Yanoti Jr., Bride and Groom "Planning the wedding ceremony in itself can be a process of discovery for a couple entering marriage ... this marvelous book ... help[s] couples design a ceremony that truly and personally characterizes the meaning and uniqueness of each union." -Pril Smiley, Mohonk Mountain House "This book will aid and guide the couple in the creation of their unique wedding ceremony that appropriately states their personal beliefs. How refreshing, how important, how appropriate to help make the wedding yours." -Alexandra Stoddard, author of Choosing Happiness


The Book Ceremony and Ritual in Japan
The Author D. P. Martinez
The Publisher Routledge
Release Date2013-02-01
Genre Social Science
Pages 284
ISBN 9781134818549
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Japan is one of the most urbanised and industrialised countries in the world. Yet the Japanese continue to practise a variety of religious rituals and ceremonies despite the high-tech, highly regimented nature of Japanese society. Ceremony and Ritual in Japan focuses on the traditional and religious aspects of Japanese society from an anthropological perspective, presenting new material and making cross-cultural comparisons. The chapters in this collection cover topics as diverse as funerals and mourning, sweeping, women's roles in ritual, the division of ceremonial foods into bitter and sweet, the history of a shrine, the playing of games, the exchange of towels and the relationship between ceremony and the workplace. The book provides an overview of the meaning of tradition, and looks at the way in which new ceremonies have sprung up in changing circumstances, while old ones have been preserved, or have developed new meanings.


The Book The Portable Queen
The Author Mary Hill Cole
The Publisher Univ of Massachusetts Press
Release Date1999
Genre History
Pages 277
ISBN 1558492143
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The progresses were both emblematic of Elizabeth's rule and intrinsic to her ability to govern." "In this book, Mary Hill Cole provides a detailed analysis of the progresses. Drawing on royal household accounts, ministerial correspondence, county archives, corporation records, and family papers, she examines the effects of the visits on the queen's household and government, the individual and civic hosts, and the monarchy of the Virgin Queen."--BOOK JACKET.


The Book Understanding Ceremony
The Author Lynn Domina
The Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Date2004
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 167
ISBN 0313328595
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Presents background information on the Laguna Pueblo and discusses historical events of the time to assist readers in better understanding Leslie Marmon Silko's novel "Ceremony."


The Book Ceremony in Lone Tree
The Author Wright Morris
The Publisher U of Nebraska Press
Release Date2017-04
Genre Fiction
Pages 304
ISBN 9781496202499
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Although Tom Scanlon would just as soon spend it alone, his ninetieth birthday becomes the occasion for a family gathering in the Midwestern town of Lone Tree. The unlikely celebrants take this opportunity to reconceive their visions of past, future, and family in their own grotesque and ultimately liberating ways. Ceremony in Lone Tree is a spare and beautiful work by one of America's great postwar authors.


The Book The Utility of Splendor
The Author Samuel John Klingensmith
The Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date1993
Genre Architecture
Pages 315
ISBN 0226443302
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The grand palaces and princely villas of the Bavarian Wittelsbach dynasty—Nymphenburg, Schleissheim, the vast Residenzschloss in Munich, and others—impress visitors with their great halls and intimate cabinets, dramatic stairhalls and seemingly endless rows of sumptuously decorated rooms. But these dazzling residences did not exist solely to delight the eye. In The Utility of Splendor, Samuel John Klingensmith discusses how, over the years, successive rulers reshaped the internal spaces of their residences to reflect changes in the elaborate ceremony that regulated daily life at court. Drawing on a broad range of sources, including building documents, correspondence, diaries, and court regulations, Klingensmith investigates the intricacies of Bavarian court practice and shows that Versailles was only one among several influences on German palace planning. Klingensmith offers a cogent, detailed understanding of the relations between architectural spaces and the ceremonial, social, and private life that both required and used them. Handsomely illustrated with photographs and plans, The Utility of Splendor will appeal to anyone interested in how life was lived among the nobility during the last centuries of the old regime. Samuel John Klingensmith (1949-1986) was assistant professor of art history at Tulane University.


The Book Ceremony and Civility in English Renaissance Prose
The Author Anne Drury Hall
The Publisher Penn State Press
Release Date2010-11-01
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages
ISBN 0271039566
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Ceremony
The Author Branston Clark
The Publisher
Release Date1984
Genre
Pages 48
ISBN OCLC:12593338
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Scenarios of Power
The Author Richard S. Wortman
The Publisher Princeton University Press
Release Date2013-10-31
Genre History
Pages 512
ISBN 9781400849697
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This new and abridged edition of Scenarios of Power is a concise version of Richard Wortman's award-winning study of Russian monarchy from the seventeenth century until 1917. The author breaks new ground by showing how imperial ceremony and imagery were not simply displays of the majesty of the sovereign and his entourage, but also instruments central to the exercise of absolute power in a multinational empire. In developing this interpretation, Wortman presents vivid descriptions of coronations, funerals, parades, trips through the realm, and historical celebrations and reveals how these ceremonies were constructed or reconstructed to fit the political and cultural narratives in the lives and reigns of successive tsars. He describes the upbringing of the heirs as well as their roles in these narratives and relates their experiences to the persistence of absolute monarchy in Russia long after its demise in Europe.


The Book Ceremony
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date2007
Genre Ethnology
Pages 225
ISBN STANFORD:36105132315024
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book How to Say I Do
The Author Mandy Newman
The Publisher Allen & Unwin
Release Date2005
Genre Self-Help
Pages 226
ISBN 174115264X
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The writing is on the wall. Traditional weddings are on the way out, and civil ceremonies are in. But while many people know what they don't want - no church, no priest - most are left wondering what they can do instead. Packed full of ideas, inspiration, stories and excerpts from real weddings, How To Say I Do is a snappy pint-sized handbook that provides all the answers for brides and grooms-to-be wanting to create their own perfect wedding ceremony. * What to say and how to say it * Choosing the perfect venue and location * Creating the right mood for you * Finding a simpatico wedding celebrant * Trouble shooting tips (e.g. parent politics) Along with loads of poems and readings ranging from The Owl and the Pussy Cat to The Invitation by Oriah Mountain Dreamer, and inspirational wedding vows plucked from private ceremonies, celebrants' suggestions books, and daytime soaps, How to Say I Do takes the hassle out of organising your marriage ceremony and puts the fun and intimacy back in.


The Book Ceremony in Death
The Author J. D. Robb
The Publisher Penguin
Release Date1997-05-01
Genre Fiction
Pages 336
ISBN 9781101203637
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: #1 New York Times bestselling author J. D. Robb presents the fifth thrilling novel in her futuristic In Death series—where even in an age of cutting-edge technology, old beliefs die hard. Conducting a top secret investigation into the death of a fellow police officer has Lieutenant Eve Dallas treading on dangerous ground. She must put professional ethics before personal loyalties. But when a dead body is placed outside her home, Eve takes the warnning personally. With her husband, Roarke, watching her every move, Eve is drawn into the most dangerous case of her career. Every step she takes makes her question her own beliefs of right and wrong—and brings her closer to a confrontation with humanity's most seductive form of evil... From the Paperback edition.


The Book The Ultimate Wedding Ceremony Book
The Author Bill Cox
The Publisher The Giving Tree
Release Date2007-03-19
Genre Family & Relationships
Pages 168
ISBN 1419682849
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The Wedding book that will save you money. Insight and advice from one of the foremost woman's writers along with a Wedding Producer and DJ with over 2,000+ events worth of experience.