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  • Festivity, Society and Politics in Sixteenth-Century Venice

    The Invention of the Coronation of the Ducal Consort

    Edited by Maximilian Tondro

    This volume explores the two sixteenth-century revivals of the triumphal entry ceremony of the dogaressa, the wife of the Venetian doge. It focuses upon the evolution of the Venetian dogaressal entry ceremony as it was revived in 1557 and 1597, and the tension between maintaining Venetian…

    Hardback – 2017-02-28 
    Routledge

  • Shakespeare and Rome

    By Graham Holderness

    In the first full length study to relate Shakespeare's Roman works to a longer history of the city of Rome, author Graham Holderness reads Shakespeare's Roman works”Titus Andronicus, Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra and Coriolanus”via a double perspective, the ancient and the modern. He argues…

    Hardback – 2017-02-28 
    Routledge
    Anglo-Italian Renaissance Studies

  • The Renaissance Palace in Florence

    Magnificence and Splendour in Fifteenth-Century Italy

    By James R. Lindow

    This book provides a reassessment of the theory of magnificence in light of the related social virtue of splendour. Author James Lindow highlights how magnificence, when applied to private palaces, extended beyond the exterior to include the interior as a series of splendid spaces where virtuous…

    Paperback – 2016-12-11 
    Routledge

  • Re-Reading Leonardo

    The Treatise on Painting across Europe, 1550–1900

    Edited by Claire Farago

    For nearly three centuries Leonardo da Vinci's work was known primarily through the abridged version of his Treatise on Painting, first published in Paris in 1651 and soon translated into all the major European languages. Here for the first time is a study that examines the historical reception of…

    Paperback – 2016-12-11 
    Routledge

  • Contemporary Religious Satanism

    A Critical Anthology

    Edited by Jesper Aagaard Petersen

    The Church of Satan was founded by Anton LaVey on April 30, 1966. In his hands, Satan became a provocative symbol for indulgence, vital existence, natural wisdom and the human being's true animal nature. At present, religious Satanism exists primarily as a decentralized subculture with a strong…

    Paperback – 2016-12-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge New Religions

  • The Performance of Italian Basso Continuo

    Style in Keyboard Accompaniment in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

    By Giulia Nuti

    Basso continuo accompaniment calls upon a complex tapestry of harmonic, rhythmic, compositional, analytical and improvisational skills. The evolving knowledge that underpinned the performance of basso continuo was built up and transmitted from the late 1500s to the second half of the eighteenth…

    Paperback – 2016-12-11 
    Routledge

  • Glass Exchange between Europe and China, 1550–1800

    Diplomatic, Mercantile and Technological Interactions

    By Emily Byrne Curtis

    In this study, Emily Byrne Curtis explores as her subject lenses, spectacles, aventurine glass, and windows found in China from the sixteenth century. She traces their technological development back to the glassworks in Murano, Venice, and explores their significance in terms of Venice's commerce…

    Paperback – 2016-12-11 
    Routledge
    Transculturalisms, 1400-1700

  • Music in Seventeenth-Century Naples

    Francesco Provenzale (1624–1704)

    By Dinko Fabris

    The most important figure of seventeenth-century Neapolitan music, Francesco Provenzale (1624-1704) spent his long life in the service of a number of Neapolitan conservatories and churches, culminating in his appointment as maestro of the Tesoro di S. Gennaro and the Real Cappella. Provenzale was…

    Paperback – 2016-12-11 
    Routledge

  • The Borghese Collections and the Display of Art in the Age of the Grand Tour

    By Carole Paul

    The redecoration of the exhibition spaces at the Borghese palace and villa, undertaken together with the reinstallation of the family's vast art collections, was one of the most important events in the cultural life of eighteenth-century Rome. In this comprehensive study, Carole Paul reconstructs…

    Paperback – 2016-12-11 
    Routledge

  • Bolognese Instrumental Music, 1660–1710

    Spiritual Comfort, Courtly Delight, and Commercial Triumph

    By Gregory Barnett

    This book, the first of its kind, is a study of Bolognese instrumental music during the height of the city's musical activity in the late seventeenth century. The period”marked by a rapid expansion of the cappella musicale of the principal city church, San Petronio, by the founding of the Accademia…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30
    Routledge

  • Art and Identity in Early Modern Rome

    Edited by Jill Burke, Michael Bury

    From the late fifteenth to the late seventeenth century, Rome was one of the most vibrant and productive centres for the visual arts in the West. Artists from all over Europe came to the city to see its classical remains and its celebrated contemporary art works, as well as for the opportunity to…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30
    Routledge

  • Italian Culture in the Drama of Shakespeare and His Contemporaries

    Rewriting, Remaking, Refashioning

    Edited by Michele Marrapodi

    Applying recent developments in new historicism and cultural materialism - along with the new perspectives opened up by the current debate on intertextuality and the construction of the theatrical text - the essays collected here reconsider the pervasive influence of Italian culture, literature,…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge
    Anglo-Italian Renaissance Studies

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