Iconography, Propaganda, and Legitimation

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Representations of political power play an important role in Western art history from the late Middle Ages up to modern times. This volume by leading experts is a wide-ranging survey of significant trends in the development of political imagery.

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Overview

Representations of political power play an important role in Western art history from the late Middle Ages up to modern times. This volume by leading experts is a wide-ranging survey of significant trends in the development of political imagery.

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Table of Contents

List of Plates
List of Figures
Introduction: Visual Representations of the State as Propaganda and Legitimation 1
1 The Portrait of the Prince as a Rhetorical Genre 11
2 From the exemplum virtutis to the Apotheosis. Hercules as an Identification Figure in Portraiture. An Example of the Adoption of Classical Forms of Representation 37
3 The Orb as the Symbol of the State in the Pictorial Cycle Depicting the Life of Maria de' Medici by Rubens 63
4 Monarchic Liturgies and the 'Hidden King': The Function and Meaning of Spanish Royal Portraiture in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries 89
5 Propaganda and Legitimation in Castile: Religion and Church 1250-1500 105
6 Rex et sacerdos: The Holiness of the King in European Civilization 123
7 Visual Images of Papal Power: The Legitimation of Papal Power in the Thirteenth and Fifteenth Centuries 147
8 Visual Ideas of Papal Authority: The Case of Bologna 173
9 Ceremonial Space 193
10 Beneath the Ceilings of Versailles: Towards an Archaeology and Anthropology of the Use of the King's 'Signs' during the Absolute Monarchy 217
11 The Demise of Royal Mythologies 245
12 Republican Virtues and the Free State: Conceptual Frame and Meaning in Early Modern Europe and North America 255
Bibliography 277
List of Contributors 299
List of Sources for Illustrations 301
Index 303
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