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provide 680 C. Sanft / JESHO 53 (2010) 679-711 Studies of legal history across cultures recognize that law not only regulates but also communicates. Michel Foucault famously treated public execu- tion as a spectacle by which the state made its power known to the popu- lace. 1 Noted scholar R. A. Duff

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spectacle. All in all, Liu Xiang’s theory of portents was closely tied to a larger and quite sophisticated view of historical causation and change. 36 Wang Sufeng , “Lun Liu Xiang Xinxu” discusses this work as a representative product of Liu’s didactic view of history. 37 Liu Xiang , Shuoyuan , annotated by

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. Le récit que le poète Abū l- ʿ Atāhiya (m. v. 210/825) aurait fait de son entrée en prison, sous al-Mahdī, est un des plus évocateurs : À mon entrée, je fus frappé de stupeur devant le spectacle effrayant qui s’offrait à mes yeux. Je cherchais du regard un endroit pour m’installer, ou quelqu’un près de

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predictably overawed by the spectacle of Mughal arms. The Rajput ruler, depicted in the standard poetic trope of the dark-complected Hindu, draws the unfavorable example of an early Islamic victory to his present situation: Ba dil gufta ki razmash ṭāqat-i kī-st ʿAlī chūn āmad ibn ʿAbd Wudd chīst Man

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entertainment in Chang’an provided the shanyu with a dramatic display of the material wealth and political might of the emperor and the imperial court. Moreover, for Xuandi’s officials and the thousands who caught a glimpse of the emperor as he crossed the Wei River, the dazzling spectacle demonstrated that

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the center of production for cultural goods that promoted Habsburg ideology. It could do so, in part, because Maximilian was a frequent resident there. In the course of his reign he visited Augsburg no less than 55 times, regularly affording its citizens the opportunity of a grand spectacle marked by

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transmitted diseases. In her comprehensive analysis of periodicals and pamphlets of the late colonial period, Gupta has argued that advertisements transformed “the secrets of sex” into a “public spectacle.” 44 This statement also applies to Sudhā . The periodical ran numerous advertisements for remedies to

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grandees. 16 Although Islamic law formally prohibited non-Muslims from riding horses, no soldiers intervened in a spectacle that, by the customs of Ottoman political culture, was perfectly fitting for his status. Power demanded its own respect, independent of theological or ideological niceties. The

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and directors. Dionysus is the orchestrator of a massive, carnivalesque spectacle, by creating an unspeakable, upside-down reality that, however, does not exist as such but only in the people’s disturbed minds. As a matter of fact, the Dionysian presence manifests itself indirectly, namely through the

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precious than the spectacle of hunting, which is not worth falling from oneÕs horse, or the falling off of oneÕs headgear or the breaking of oneÕs neck.Õ 102 ) In the high parody of Mirz¤ K¤mr¤n, on the other hand, all this delicacy and 78 ROSALIND OÕHANLON 100) Ibid., p. 104. 101) Idem. 102) Ibid., p. 105

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