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  • Amy Heilveil
    How wonderful.... Despina de la likes that this is out there Here is another very cool link. Samia Excepted from background page: The books affected to offer
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 26, 2005
      How wonderful.... Despina de la likes that this is out there

      Here is another very cool link.
      Samia

      Excepted from background page:
      The books affected to offer an accurate and detailed account of the
      festival, with precise documentation of iconography and inscriptions,
      inclusive lists of participants in order of precedence, and step-by-step
      unfolding of processions, presentations and shows. Sometimes written and
      printed before the festival took place, the books can be unreliable as
      historical record, conveying instead what should have been seen, together
      with its political significance. Some thousands of different festival books,
      from courts and cities across Europe, survive in modern collections.

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      Read Renaissance and Early Modern festival books on your desktop now
      View 253 digitised Renaissance festival books (selected from over 2,000 in
      the British Library's collection) that describe the magnificent festivals
      and ceremonies that took place in Europe between 1475 and 1700 - marriages
      and funerals of royalty and nobility, coronations, stately entries into
      cities and other grand events.
      You may find this site useful for:
      Court history
      Early music
      European royalty and the nobility
      History of costume
      Illustrated books
      Military history
      Performing arts
      Renaissance and Early Modern Europe
      Renaissance architecture
      Renaissance cities
      Social and economic history
      Tournaments
      http://www.bl.uk/treasures/festivalbooks/homepage.html



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