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Author Bussels, Stijn.

Title Spectacle, rhetoric and power : the triumphal entry of Prince Philip of Spain into Antwerp / by Stijn Bussels.

Publication Info. Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2012.

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Description 1 online resource (258 pages) : illustrations.
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Series Ludus ; v. 11
Ludus ; v. 11.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-251) and index.
Summary In 1549, Prince Philip of Spain made his entry into Antwerp together with his father, Emperor Charles V. For this occasion the rich city of commerce was transformed into a large theatrical space with triumphal arches and 'tableaux vivants' as stage settings. The citizens and the princes acted as actors in a splendid parade, a battle array of four thousand participants, impressive tournaments and a huge firework display. This resulted in one of the most expensive and impressive festivities of the early modern period. The organizing municipality drew on various theatrical genres in an effort to bring about a renewal in the existing power relations between the Habsburg rulers and themselves, as well as the relations of the rulers with the population. Exactly how the city and the monarch were depicted was illustrative of the precious balance of power between the Habsburgs and the city fathers and of both parties toward their respective subjects.
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Subject Philip II, King of Spain, 1527-1598 -- Travel -- Belgium -- Antwerp.
Philip II, King of Spain, 1527-1598.
Belgium -- Antwerp.
Philip II, King of Spain, 1527-1598.
Spain -- Kings and rulers.
Kings and rulers.
Chronological Term 1500-1599
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: 9786613572707
ISBN 9042034718
9789401207515 (electronic book)
9401207518 (electronic book)
Standard No. 9786613572707