Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate ; London : MHRA, c2004.
Book — 2 v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 28 cm.
Preface-- General introductions-- The festivals for Henri III in Cracow, Venice, Orleans and Rouen, R.J. Knecht-- Festivals in Genoa in the 16th and 17th centuries, Maria Ines Aliverti-- Festivals in Poland-Lithuania in the 16th and 17th centuries, Karin Friedrich-- Festivals in the Netherlands, Peter Davidson-- Festivals of the Protestant Union, Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly and Sara Smart-- Festivals commemorating the defeat of Protestantism in La Rochelle, Marie-Claude Canova-Green-- Festivals in Scandinavia, Mara R. Wade-- The New World: 17th-century festivals in the viceroyalties of Mexico and Peru, Peter Davidson-- Index.
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A landmark in the study of early modern Europe, this two-volume collection makes available for the first time 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 represented 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 produced them. Beautifully produced with around 170 black and white and colour illustrations, Europa Triumphans represents an invaluable reference source for the future study of early modern Europe. It presents texts both in transcription and translated into English, and is supplemented with introductory essays and commentaries. Europa Triumphans is co-published by Ashgate and the Modern Humanities Research Board, in association with the AHRB Centre for the Study of the Renaissance at the University of Warwick, UK. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780754638735 20160527