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By Teofilo F. Ruiz

ISBN-10: 0691153574

ISBN-13: 9780691153575

ISBN-10: 0691153582

ISBN-13: 9780691153582

A King Travels examines the scripting and function of fairs in Spain among 1327 and 1620, providing an exceptional examine the differing kinds of fairs that have been held in Iberia in this an important interval of eu heritage. Bridging the space among the medieval and early glossy eras, Teofilo Ruiz makes a speciality of the travels and festivities of Philip II, exploring the advanced courting among strength and rite, and providing a colourful portrait of Spain's cultural and political life.

Ruiz covers a number pageant different types: carnival, royal entries, tournaments, calendrical and noncalendrical celebrations, cars de fe, and Corpus Christi processions. He probes the ritual meanings of those occasions, paying exact awareness to using shades and emblems, and to the ability family members articulated via those festive monitors. Ruiz argues that the fluid and every now and then subversive personality of medieval gala's gave approach to hugely formalized and hierarchical occasions reflecting a broader shift in how energy used to be articulated in past due medieval and early glossy Spain. but Ruiz contends that those gala's, whereas they sought to buttress authority and coach varied social orders approximately hierarchies of strength, additionally served as websites of contestation, discussion, and resistance.

A King Travels sheds new gentle on Iberian festive traditions and their exact function within the centralizing nation in early sleek Castile.

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