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The duality of service: between honour and humiliation, between primary and secondary functions

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This chapter revisits a celebrated act of court ritual: the gesture of handing the king his chemise as he rose each morning. Re-contextualizing this gesture thematically, socially, chronologically, and functionally, I underscore the duality of such ‘honourable service’ and the degree to which it was shaped by extra-royal agendas even in the heyday of the Sun King. In place well before Louis XIV, these acts occurred in sub-royal as well as in royal settings; in the former, a more complicated p...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Hertford College
Department:
History Faculty
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Author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Host title:
Status Interaction during the Reign of Louis XIV
Publication date:
2014-01-01
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uuid:83e35acf-5f44-4856-b2f5-6c01045d81e2
Local pid:
HISTORY:14
ISBN-10:
0199640343
ISBN-13:
9780199640348
Language:
English
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