By Margaret M, Professor McGowan
The union of the 2 royal homes - the Habsburgs and the Bourbons - within the early 17th century illustrates the level to which marriage was once a device of presidency in Renaissance Europe, and gala's a manifestation of energy and cultural superiority. With contributions from students representing various disciplines, this quantity presents an all-round view of the series of gala's and occasions surrounding the dynastic marriages which have been agreed upon in 1612 yet now not celebrated till 1615 because of the consistent interruption of festivities by means of protestant uprisings. The social gathering encouraged a unprecedented diversity of documents from exchanges of political pamphlets, descriptions of festivities, visible fabrics, the track of songs and ballets, and the impressions of witnesses and contributors. The examine of those notable resources indicates how a crew of students from varied disciplines can deliver into concentration back the artistic genius of artists: painters, architects and dress designers, musicians and poets, specialists in equestrianism, in pyrotechnics, and within the use of symbolic languages. Their inventive efforts have been staged opposed to a historical past of excessive political international relations and carrying on with civil strife; and but, the choice of Marie de Médicis and her advisers and of the Duke of Lerma dropped at a victorious end negotiations and amazing commemorations whose legacy was once to notify pageant paintings all through eu courts for decades.
In addition to revealed and manuscript assets, the amount identifies methods of giving destiny researchers entry to pageant texts and stories via digitization, making the ebook either an in-depth research of a specific celebration and a blueprint for destiny engagement with electronic competition resources.
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Dynastic Marriages 1612/1615: A Celebration of the Habsburg and Bourbon Unions (European Festival Studies: 1450–1700) by Margaret M, Professor McGowan