This paper deals with a particular aspect of the practices, beliefs and symbols linked to the moment of death in medieval and early-modern society. Taking as a starting point the moments and descriptions on the death and burial of the Portuguese kings in the 16th century, with incidental incursions through other chronological periods, the aim is to stress the links - material, ritual, symbolic - between the death of the king and the power of royalty in Early-Modern Portugal.
|Translated title of the contribution||The death of the king: Entombing and conveying ceremonies of the «royal corpses» (1499-1582)|
|Number of pages||25|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2011|
- Kings' entombing
- Monarchy pantheons
- Regal ceremonies