Mulryne, J. R. & Helen Watanabe-O'kelly & Margaret Shewring & Elizabeth Goldring & Sarah Knight (Eds. )
Title EUROPA TRIUMPHANS Court and Civic Festivals in Early Modern Europe
Book Condition Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Publisher Ashgate Publishing 2004
Seller ID 27702
0754638731 V1: bumping to top corners with 1 hard bump/dent (1 cm) to lower edge of front board. VG DJ: minor staining to DJ. Dustjacket is protected in mylar. V2: very light bump to 1 corner of book else book is fine. VG+ DJ: minor staining to DJ. Dustjacket is protected in mylar. ; Two Volume Set. ; 2 Volume Set. Publications of the Modern Humanities Research Association; 3.4 x 11.2 x 8.6 Inches; 1000 pages; A landmark in the study of early modern Europe, this two-volume collection makes available for the first times a selection of the most important texts from court and civic festival books. Festival entertainments were presented to mark such occasions as royal and ducal entries to capital cities, dynastic marriages, the birth and christening of heirs, religious feasts and royal and ducal funerals. Europa Triumphans represents the chronological and trans-European range of the court and civic festival. These festivals are considered not simply as texts, but as events, and are introduced by groups of scholars, each with a specialist knowledge of the political, social and cultural significance of the festival and of the iconography, spectacle, music, dance, voice and gesture in which they were expressed. To demonstrate the geographic spread and political significance of festivals, and to illustrate the range of aesthetic languages they deploy, the festivals included in these two volumes are grouped in the following sections: Henri III; Genoa; Poland-Lithuania; The Netherlands; The Protestant Union; La Rochelle; Scandinavia; and The New World. These texts provide many valuable insights into the variety of political systems and historical circumstances that formed them. Beautifully produced with 148 black-and-white and 23 colour illustrations, Europa Triumphans represents an invaluable reference source for the study of early modern Europe. It presents texts both in transcription and translated into English, and is supplemented with introductory essays and commentaries.
Civic Court Modern Europe Europe Renaissance Reformation Festivals