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White Horses and Imagined Donkeys

Christ on a Donkey — Palm Sunday, Triumphal Entries, and Blasphemous Pageants

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

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... procession of the ass, and the long history of misleading scholarship on the subject, see Harris, Sacred, 74–85, 107–8. The Song of the Ass also opened the feast of the Circumcision in Sens, but there is no evidence that a live ass accompanied...

Jesus on a Jackass

Christ on a Donkey — Palm Sunday, Triumphal Entries, and Blasphemous Pageants

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

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...This book might logically (and chronologically) have begun with a close reading of the biblical story of Christ’s entry into Jerusalem, paying careful attention to the underlying Greek and Hebrew texts. Recognizing that some readers might...

Charlemagne’s Birthday Pomp

Christ on a Donkey — Palm Sunday, Triumphal Entries, and Blasphemous Pageants

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

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... “nostalgia for lost empire” (Clash, 19) and assimilated German Jewish heritage on his study of royal entries, see Harris, “Charlemagne,” 85–86. For a sympathetic and judicious biography of Kantorowicz, including his transition from far-right...

The Horse with Donkey’s Ears

Christ on a Donkey — Palm Sunday, Triumphal Entries, and Blasphemous Pageants

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

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... vicarious or represented, presence of Christ. Harris, “Processional,” 320–25; Duffy, Stripping, 26. But many medieval and early modern Palm Sunday processions, in an area loosely bounded by the imperial capitals of Aachen, Rome,...

The Donkey that Walked on Water

Christ on a Donkey — Palm Sunday, Triumphal Entries, and Blasphemous Pageants

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

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...To Speak of an identifiable group of Italian palm donkeys is anachronistic: Italy did not become an independent nation until 1861. The Alpine autonomous region of Trentino-Alto Adige, where references to palmesels are most common, was part...

Baroque Splendour and Catholic Enlightenment

Christ on a Donkey — Palm Sunday, Triumphal Entries, and Blasphemous Pageants

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

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...In those Parts of Europe that remained Roman Catholic, the fate of palmesels and other Palm Sunday processional images of Christ on a donkey again varied with location. In the predominantly German Holy Roman Empire, as well...

Conclusion: Christ Dismembered and The Bombing of Lübeck

Christ on a Donkey — Palm Sunday, Triumphal Entries, and Blasphemous Pageants

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

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... a high proportion of incendiaries.” Grayling, Among, 51; see also Harris, Bomber, 105. The resulting firestorm destroyed the cathedral and two of the city’s main churches, along with much of the medieval city centre (Fig. 35). Nearly two...

Survivals and Revivals

Christ on a Donkey — Palm Sunday, Triumphal Entries, and Blasphemous Pageants

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

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... of the steps in front of the new post-Vatican II altar, facing down the nave towards the church’s west doors. With his right hand Christ blessed anyone who entered. His left hand held loose leather reins. For a photograph, see Harris, “Inanimate,”...

Kings Dead or Alive

Christ on a Donkey — Palm Sunday, Triumphal Entries, and Blasphemous Pageants

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

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...Any inquiry into how far Charlemagne’s innovation shaped his successors’ roles in triumphal entries and Palm Sunday processions over the next 350 years is hampered both by the sketchy nature of the contemporary records and the tendency...

Mud, Plague, and The Lord Protector

Christ on a Donkey — Palm Sunday, Triumphal Entries, and Blasphemous Pageants

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

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...We return now to kings and other secular rulers, rejoining the story of royal entries in 1559, half a century after Julius II’s triumphal papal entry into Rome. In the meantime, royal entries had extended their range of referents beyond...