Workshop on Gabriel Guarino’s Representing the king’s splendour: Communication and reception of symbolic forms of power in Viceregal Naples.
This year has seen the publication of two new books on early modern Naples: John
Marino’s Becoming Neapolitan: Citizen culture in Baroque Naples and Gabriel Guarino’s Representing the king’s splendour: Communication and reception of symbolic forms of power in Viceregal Naples (Manchester, 2011). Both of these books explore the dynamics of urban life in one of the most densely populated and vibrant cities in Europe in the early modern period.
The workshop proposes to discuss these two new works with their authors alongside new research on the varieties of citizen culture, contestation over urban space, civic symbols, and municipal power in Naples and comparative reflections on other cities in Italy and Spain. Speakers also include James Amelang, Peter Burke, Stephen Cummins, and Lorenza Gianfrancesco.
To register, please contact Melissa Calaresu ([email protected]).
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