lese-majesty


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lese-majesty

any of various offences committed against the sovereign power in a state; treason
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I've just finished editing a cahier special on Francois Villon who did name names in his poetry and thus dared commit lese-majesty and heresy at the RISK of his very life.
Tsuda, however, questioned the existence of the first fourteen emperors, which is why he was convicted of lese-majesty in 1942, a process that had started with the banning of one of his books on 10 February 1940, the day before the 2,600th anniversary of the empire.
Although Reynolds applies this concept of state poetics only to the transgression of literary standards, he suggests some general parallels between Nai Thim and more contemporary cases of lese-majesty thereby raising the larger issue of how hegemonic knowledge is constructed and sustained within central institutions of power.
At the risk of lese-majesty, such behaviour is not what we are used to.
Their questions are not being asked publicly due to fear of Thailand's strict lese-majesty law.