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The Triumphs of the Defeated
Early Modern Festivals and Messages of Legitimacy
editor(s): Davidson, Peter / Bepler, Jill
volume: 116
pages/dimensions: 288 pages
language: English
binding: Book (Hardback)
dimensions: 17.00 × 24.00 cm
edition: 1. Auflage
publishing date: 10.12.2007
prices: 15,00 Eur[D] / 15,50 Eur[A]
ISBN: 978-3-447-05663-2
15,00 Eur

The subject of this monograph is early modern European
festival culture. The eleven contributions describe aspects of
festivities or ceremonies organized by individuals or groups
whose power base was threatened or non-existent: refugees,
confessional groups, minorities and women. A central question is the complexity of the term „defeated“. The contributions investigate the cultural strategies which minorities exploited in order to underpin their claims to legitimacy and retain their identity in the face of a hostile or indifferent environment.
Table of contents:

(11 contributions)
D. Briesemeister, The New World on Display. French
Pageantry and the Dramatic Incorporation of Indigenous
Brazilians in the 16th century
P. Davidson, The Solemnity of the Madonna Vulnerata,
Valladolid, 1600
J. Todorovic´, Spectacles in the Shadow − The Festive
Greeting to Mojsej Putnik as a Semi-Official Propagation of
Orthodox Power in the Habsburg Empire
J. Stevenson, Oppositional Triumphs: The Exequies of Elena
Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia
J. E. Moore, Obsequies for James II in S. Lorenzo in Lucina,
P. C. Brückmann, The Triumphs of Maria Clementina
M. Keblusek, Entertainment in Exile: Theatrical Performances
at the Courts of Margaret Cavendish, Mary Stuart and Elizabeth of Bohemia