Rituals of royalty and the elaboration of ceremony in Oman

View from the edge

Dawn Chatty

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    Abstract

    Ceremony and elaborate protocols are commonly associated with kingship, authority, and power. The pageantry associated with the British monarchy in its public ceremonials, for example, is imbued with a sense of an ancient past. Yet, these traditions are recent inventions derived from the late Victorian period. Traditions, particularly Western practices, are often made up, choreographed, and then formally instituted in a matter of a few years, rapidly gaining a sense of permanence. Sometimes entirely new symbols and devices are invented to confirm gravitas and substance and to serve as rallying points for the new entity (e.g., Marianne, John Bull, or Uncle Sam).

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)39-58
    Number of pages20
    JournalInternational Journal of Middle East Studies
    Volume41
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - May 28 2009

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    Oman
    religious behavior
    monarchy
    invention
    symbol
    Authority
    Royalty
    Invention
    Symbol
    Monarchy
    Ceremony
    Victorian Period
    Pageantry
    Elaboration
    Western Tradition
    Entity
    Late-Victorian
    Bull
    Kingship
    protocol

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    • Geography, Planning and Development
    • History
    • Sociology and Political Science

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    Rituals of royalty and the elaboration of ceremony in Oman : View from the edge. / Chatty, Dawn.

    In: International Journal of Middle East Studies, Vol. 41, No. 1, 28.05.2009, p. 39-58.

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