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A King TravelsFestive Traditions in Late Medieval and Early Modern Spain$
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Teofilo F. Ruiz

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780691153575

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691153575.001.0001

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From Carnival to Corpus Christi

From Carnival to Corpus Christi

(p.246) Chapter VIII From Carnival to Corpus Christi
A King Travels

Teofilo F. Ruiz

Princeton University Press

This chapter assesses the relationship between Carnival and the annual Corpus Christi celebrations in late medieval and early modern Spain. Carnival has always been associated with revelry, subversive inversions of the social order, and transgressive behavior. Meanwhile, Corpus Christi is the high point of the Catholic devotional cycle in early modern Spain. Although it seems odd to juxtapose a feast such as Carnival with that of the Corpus Christi, there was a progression—uneven but perceptible—from the carnivalesque to the elaborate appropriation of some of these allegedly subversive themes of Carnival by the carefully programmed procession of the living body of Christ through the streets of Iberian cities.

Keywords:   Carnival, Corpus Christi, transgressive behavior, Catholic devotional cycle, subversive themes

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