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Gods of Play.Baroque Festive Performances as Rhetorical Discourse. Kristiaan P. Aercke.

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This book studies the close connections between politics, culture, art, and philosophy in seventeenth-century Europe. As an emblem of this interrelationship, the author has chosen the phenomenon of the "splendid festive performance" of spectacular plays and operas given at absolutist courts in Rome, Madrid, Paris, Versailles, and Vienna between 1631 and 1668.Gods of Play fills voids in the scholarly literature on the seventeenth-century, on absolutism, on courtly theatricality, and on the philosophy of play. Aercke demonstrates that such splendid performances were not just frivolous entertainment for the courtly class but were serious activities with far-ranging political consequences. Hardback book in pictorial boards in as new condition. No marks or inscriptions. Not ex-library.

Item details

Author(s):
Kristiaan P. Aercke
Condition:
As new
Edition:
1994
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0791420493
ISBN-13:
9780791420492
Number of pages:
284
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Title:
Gods of Play. Baroque festive Performance as Historical Discourse.

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This book studies the close connections between politics, culture, art, and philosophy in seventeenth-century Europe. As an emblem of this interrelationship, the author has chosen the phenomenon of the "splendid festive performance" of spectacular plays and operas given at absolutist courts in Rome, Madrid, Paris, Versailles, and Vienna between 1631 and 1668.Gods of Play fills voids in the scholarly literature on the seventeenth-century, on absolutism, on courtly theatricality, and on the philosophy of play. Aercke demonstrates that such splendid performances were not just frivolous entertainment for the courtly class but were serious activities with far-ranging political consequences. Hardback book in pictorial boards in as new condition. No marks or inscriptions. Not ex-library.

Author(s):
Kristiaan P. Aercke
Condition:
As new
Edition:
1994
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0791420493
ISBN-13:
9780791420492
Number of pages:
284
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Title:
Gods of Play. Baroque festive Performance as Historical Discourse.

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