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Occasions of State: Early Modern European Festivals and the Negotiation of Power
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Professor J. R. Mulryne Krista de Jonge
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Occasions of State: Early Modern European Festivals and the Negotiation of Power

Professor J. R. Mulryne Krista de Jonge



The Arts: General & Reference;
Theatre Studies;
Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700;
Industrialisation & industrial history


292 pages

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This sixth volume in the European Festival Studies series stems from a joint conference (Venice, 2013) between the Society for European Festivals Research and the European Science Foundation's PALATIUM project. Drawing on up-to-date scholarship, a Europe-wide group of early-career and experienced academics provides a unique account of spectacular occasions of state which influenced the political, social and cultural lives of contemporary societies. International pan-European turbulence associated with post-Reformation religious conflict supplies the context within which the book explores how the period's rulers and elite families competed for power - in a forecast of today's divided world.

By:   Professor J. R. Mulryne, Krista de Jonge
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 159mm, 
Weight:   689g
ISBN:   9781472431974
ISBN 10:   1472431979
Series:   European Festival Studies: 1450-1700
Pages:   292
Publication Date:   December 2018
Audience:   College/higher education ,  College/higher education ,  Primary ,  Primary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Introduction The power of ceremony J.R. (Ronnie) Mulryne Part I: Performing diplomacy: festival and the identity of the state 1. The identity of the state: a new approach to festivals in the early modern Holy Roman Empire R.L.M. Morris 2. The Bastille banquet, 22 December 1518 Robert J. Knecht 3. Triumphal arches in court festivals under the new Holy Roman Emperor, Habsburg Ferdinand I Borbala Gulyas 4. Ernest of Bavaria's joyous entry into Liege, 15 June 1581 Chantal Grell and Robert Halleux 5. Valladolid 1605: a theatre for the peace Berta Cano-Echevarria and Mark Hutchings 6. The shield of ceremony: civic ritual and royal entries in wartime Fabian Persson 7. Les Rejouissances de la Paix, 20-23 March 1660: the allegorical transformation of Lyon into a city of peace for the celebration of the Pyrenees Peace Treaty Nikola Piperkov Part II: Space and occasional performance 8. Space for dancing: accommodating performer and spectator in Renaissance France Margaret M. McGowan 9. Ducal display and the contested use of space in late sixteenth-century Venetian coronation festivals Maartje van Gelder 10. Con grandissima maraviglia: the role of theatrical spaces in the festivals of seventeenth-century Milan Francesca Barbieri 11. Palazzo eguale alle Reggie piu superbe: Schloss Eggenberg in Graz and the imperial wedding of 1673 Paul Schuster 12. In public and in private: a study of festival in seventeenth-century Rome Joanna Norman Epilogue Turning tables: from elite to egalitarian banquets in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Paris Tim White

J.R. Mulryne is Professor Emeritus at the University of Warwick, UK. Krista De Jonge is Professor of Architectural History at the University of Leuven. R.L.M. (Richard) Morris is a Supervisor in History at the University of Cambridge. Pieter Martens is Assistant Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

Readers seeking a diverse introduction to festival studies and its related concerns will value this work... This volume offers an interesting array of case studies that characterize the vibrant field of festival studies. - Jennifer Mara Desilva, Renaissance and Reformation

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