court society

court society

the elaboration of etiquette and standards of ‘cultivated’ manners that occurred in the courts of Western European monarchs in the post-feudal era (Norbert ELIAS, Court Society, 1969, trans. 1983). Elias's book details the life of the king and his courtiers during the reign of Louis XIV in France. Elias argues that the growth of court society, whereby a warrior nobility was eventually replaced by a courtly nobility is one instance of a general CIVILIZING PROCESS within European society Court society is therefore a significant social formation and a major step in the development of the modern world. See also FIGURATION (or CONFIGURATION), FIGURATIONAL SOCIOLOGY.
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Four buildings on plot No 153,154, and 155 of Block C-1 of High Court Society as well as a building on plot No 782 Block G-4 were sealed during this operation.
Additionally, she served as an Editor on the Moot Court Society Board of Editors, and Justice for the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity Fleming Chapter.
Another goal is to demonstrate how the history of architecture can draw from other disciplines such as the history of institutions and court society, and the history of political ideas.
Living in a shallow and jealous court society, greedy for position and power, Elisabeth's strength of character, her determination, her skill as a horsewoman and love of travel allowed her to endure her life and gave her freedom from her domineering mother-in-law.
A number of the studies look at practices in relation to the projection of the correct female image in court society.
He served his profession as a founder and supporter of the New Hampshire Supreme Court Society, as his wife, attorney Susan Leahy, continues to do.
We know now that the backdrop to Castiglione's curious art is not only a rather ill-defined intellectual culture in Rome, but Italian court society at the middle of the seicento.
The second part of Dan Quixote (1615) came out when the reign of Philip III was at its height, This period marked a shift from a court society that based its privileges on the merits of the battlefield to one that sought to gain the favor of the King at the palace.
Regardless of what she might have thought privately, Marianna's position in court society imposed on her a total public acceptance of contemporary values.
For example, Pedro's slaughter of his unruly horse betrays the violent underside of the commanding majesty of equestrian portraiture; Tello's "exuberant enumeration" of his possessions echoes Gongora's Polyphemous and the anarchic self-assertion that court society sought to suppress (160-163).
In his brief analysis of medieval and early modern Europe, for example, he argues that court society offered a "further refinement" of the practices of earlier chivalric and warrior cultures, a claim which seems to echo some of the most schematic and teleological claims of Norbert Elias (24).
However, Beik's intent is not simply to expose a world we have lost, but to trace the processes of change within that traditional culture, detailing how the expansion of literacy and a literate elite coincided with the growing austerity of religious expression and the civilizing mission of court society to restrain and discipline many of the impulses so important to the formation of traditional identities.