Item description for Power and Religion in Baroque Rome: Barberini Cultural Policies (Brill's Studies in Intellectual History) by Peter Rietbergen...
In ten chapters, partly case-studies, this monograph analyzes the (new) ways in which cultural manifestations were used to create the necessary preconditions for (religious) policy and power in the Rome of Urban VIII (1623-1644). It was the intensified interaction between culture and power-politics that created what we now call 'the Baroque'. Based on a rich variety of, hitherto largely unexplored, primary sources, the book addresses the basic issues of papal power in the post-Tridentine period. It does not study actual papal politics, but rather the cultural forms that were essential to the representation and legitimatization of the papacy's power, both secular and religious and that (co-)determined the effectiviness of papal policy. Precisely during Urban's long pontificate, the manifold, always imaginative and often unexpected uses of power representation became, in the end, not so much a series of cultural forms as, in a sense, the structure of early modern (Roman) society.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25" Weight: 2.05 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2006
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004148930 ISBN13 9789004148932
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More About Peter Rietbergen
Peter Rietbergen has an academic affiliation as follows - Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands.