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Ruiz covers a range of festival categories: carnival, royal entries, tournaments, calendrical and noncalendrical celebrations, autos de fe, and Corpus Christi processions. He probes the ritual meanings of these events, paying special attention to the use of colors and symbols, and to the power relations articulated through these festive displays. Ruiz argues that the fluid and at times subversive character of medieval festivals gave way to highly formalized and hierarchical events reflecting a broader shift in how power was articulated in late medieval and early modern Spain. Yet Ruiz contends that these festivals, while they sought to buttress authority and instruct different social orders about hierarchies of power, also served as sites of contestation, dialogue, and resistance.
A Nile "Cruise" is nothing like a traditional cruise; think Mississippi-style riverboat and forget all your "Love Boat" conceptions. There are: no casinos, zip lines, movie theaters, or lavish entertainment. Cruise ships slowly putt-putt down the Nile River covering perhaps 300 kilometers/200 miles on the longest river in the world that stretches 4,000 miles from East Africa to the Mediterranean. Should you take one? This Guide will give information, options, what to expect and what to miss ( not everything is perfect). You'll read about iconic sights typically seen on shore, Sheila's favorites, omit in depth facts easily found on the Internet and related by Egyptologist guides, different options, and learn how to navigate the Cairo airport. Let Travels With Sheila teach you how to Travel the World on a Budget, and most importantly, ease your fears about languages, currencies, personal safety and staying healthy. Follow her advice to avoid making mistakes she learned the hard way which included food poisoning on Greek cruise. (Don't EVER eat buffet food that has been sitting on deck, in the sun!) HERE'S SOME OF THE INFORMATION YOU'LL FIND INSIDE... - Important Tips for Traveling in Egypt. - What You Need to Know About Nile Cruises. - Where Should You Begin Your Nile Cruise - Aswan or Luxor. - How to Choose Optional Shore Excursions. Now, Travels With Sheila tells it like it is with personalized, up-to-date information, and photographs to make the most of your Nile Cruise. Turmoil in Egypt has settled down and now is the time to visit. Don't wait another second to see Egypt's unimaginable sights with your own eyes...
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