ISBN-10:
9040082952
ISBN-13:
9789040082955
Pub. Date:
01/01/2007
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
A Common Art: Urban Ceremonial in Antwerp and Brussels during and after the Dutch Revolt

A Common Art: Urban Ceremonial in Antwerp and Brussels during and after the Dutch Revolt

by Margit Thofner

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Overview

This richly illustrated and ground-breaking volume reassesses the relationship between art, material culture and politics in the early modern period. Focusing on festivals and processions, it shows that these played a highly significant role in the life of early modern city-dwellers. In particular, there was a flourishing of urban ceremony in the southern Low Countries, in the great cities of Brabant, in the wake of the Dutch Revolt. This book traces the origins of that flourishing in the political ructions of the 1560-1580s. It also shows that, contrary to received scholarly opinion, early modern urban festivals simultaneously involved and appealed to ordinary people. It was a common and collaborative art form, a way of soliciting broad popular support for civic and princely governments alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789040082955
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 01/01/2007
Series: Studies in Netherlandish Art and Cultural History Series , #7
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.30(d)

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