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The Review of English Studies Prize Essay: Threshold rituals in early modern England: a case study in Robert Herrick

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This essay explores the role of transitionary rituals in the culture of early-modern English Protestantism, and focuses particularly on the threshold, its ritual uses, and its wider metaphorical meanings. The experience of liminality is important to our understanding of how personal and communal identities were constructed, but it also marks important differences within Protestantism. An introductory section discusses theoretical models for thinking about liminality, drawn from anthropology a...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1093/res/hgw139

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Oriel College
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Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Review of English Studies Journal website
Volume:
68
Issue:
285
Pages:
405-427
Publication date:
2016-12-22
Acceptance date:
2016-10-31
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EISSN:
1471-6968
ISSN:
0034-6551
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667974
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2017-01-04

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