Magnificence in the seventeenth century: performing splendour in Catholic and Protestant contexts

"A multidisciplinary international group of leading scholars study the concept of magnificence as a social construction in seventeenth-century Europe. Although this period is previously described as the 'Age of Magnificence', thus far no attempts have been made to look how the term an...

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Contributors: Versteegen, Gijs (Publisher, Editor); Bussels, Stijn 1978- (Publisher, Editor); Melion, Walter S. 1952- (Publisher, Editor)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Leiden Boston Brill [2020]
Series/Journal:Intersections interdisciplinary studies in early modern culture volume 72
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Europe / Catholicism / Protestantism / Representation / Pomp / Philosophy / Art / Architecture / Performance of / Society / Aristocracy / History 1600-1700
Further subjects:B Europe Civilization 17th century
B Arts and society (Europe) History 17th century
B Magnificence History 17th century
B History, Modern
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Summary:"A multidisciplinary international group of leading scholars study the concept of magnificence as a social construction in seventeenth-century Europe. Although this period is previously described as the 'Age of Magnificence', thus far no attempts have been made to look how the term and the concept of magnificence functioned. The authors focus on the way crucial ethical, religious, political, aesthetic, and cultural developments interacted with thought on magnificence in Catholic and Protestant contexts, analysing spectacular civic and courtly festivities and theatre, impressive displays of painting and sculpture in rich architectural settings, splendid gardens, exclusive etiquette, grand households, and learned treatises of moral philosophy. Contributors are: Lindsay Alberts, Stijn Bussels, Jorge Fernández-Santos, Anne-Madeleine Goulet, Elizabeth den Hartog, Michèle-Caroline Heck, Miguel Hermoso Cuesta, José Eloy Hortal Muñoz, Félix Labrador Arroyo, Victoire Malenfer, Alessandro Metlica, Alessandra Mignatti, Anne-Françoise Morel, Matthias Roick, Kathrin Stocker, Klaas Tindemans, and Gijs Versteegen"--
Item Description:Includes index
ISBN:9004436804
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1163/9789004436800