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Enter the KingTheatre, Liturgy, and Ritual in the Medieval Civic Triumph$
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Gordon Kipling

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780198117612

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117612.001.0001

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The Queen's Advent

The Queen's Advent

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(p.289) 6 The Queen's Advent
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Enter the King
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Gordon Kipling

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117612.003.0007

Medieval pageant devisers found a general prototype for queenly advents in the liturgy for the Assumption and Coronation of the Virgin. This was appropriate because the liturgy of the Assumption shares the parousal imagery of Christ's Third and Fourth Advents; all alike are more concerned with preparing the worshipper for the Second Coming of Christ than they are with commemorating the First. The Assumption and Coronation of the Virgin served as the most important female version of the idea of Advent, one sees in the Brussels pageant only one essay in a familiar theme. The metaphoric parallel between the Virgin's celestial adventus and the queen's earthly civic entry was already conventional long before pageants first appeared in city streets to visualize the metaphor.

Keywords:   liturgy, Assumption, Coronation of the Virgin, imagery, Christ, Advent, Brussels, medieval pageant, queen

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