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1. Introduction

The coronation was a ceremony in which an emperor or king received a crown as a symbol of his rule, as well as other emblems of  authority such as scepters, rings, swords, or spurs. Emperors and other rulers with imperial aspirations, such as the English kings from Henry VIII on [10. 184], received a “closed” crown with half-arches, kings an “open” crown like a hoop. The coronation took place in the context of divine service (Worship), often in assocation with a…

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Körber, Esther-Beate, “Coronation”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 28 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_022828>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170206

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