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Author Rietbergen, P. J. A. N.

Title Power and Religion in Baroque Rome : Barberini Cultural Policies.

Imprint Leiden : BRILL, 2005.


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Series Brill's Studies in Intellectual History Ser. ; v. 135
Brill's Studies in Intellectual History Ser.
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Contents Introduction: when the bees flew -- Prologue: Giacinto Gigli, chronicler, or: power in the streets of Rome -- ch. 1: The Barberini build a chapel, or: rising to power in post-Tridentine Rome -- ch. 2: Two Maffeo Barberini-urban VIII, the poet-Pope, or: the power of poetic propaganda -- ch. 3: The 'days and works' of Francesco, Cardinal Barberini, or: how to be a powerful cardinal-padrone? -- ch. 4: Prince Eckembergh comes to dinner, or: power through culinary ceremony -- ch. 5: The bare feet of St. Augustine, or: the power of religious images -- ch. 6: Lucas Holste (1596-1991), scholar and librarian, or: the power of books and libraries -- ch. 7: Ibrahim Al-Hakilani (1605-1664), or: the power of scholarship and publishing -- ch. 8: Urban VIII between white magic and black magic, or: holy and unholy power -- Epilogue: the return of the muses: instruments of cultural policy in Barberini Rome, 1623-1644 -- Conclusion: 'L'Età fortunate del mele', or 'Honey's happy age': the Barberini Pontificate as a generation, a crossroads-problems of perspective.
POWER AND RELIGION IN BAROQUE ROME; COPYRIGHT ; CONTENTS; FOREWORD; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; INTRODUCTION WHEN THE BEES FLEW & ; Historiography; Sources; Problems: power, religion and cultural policy in Baroque Rome; PROLOGUE GIACINTO GIGLI, CHRONICLER, OR: POWER IN THE STREETS OF ROME ; Introduction; The chronicler of Baroque Rome; The powers of nature; The powers of the world; The "Urbs" as a physical manifestation of power; Papal power; The power of the papal relatives; Ceremony and ritual: ephemeral power?; Holy or unholy power?; The ageing of power; Conclusion.
CHAPTER ONE THE BARBERINI BUILD A CHAPEL, OR: RISING TO POWER IN POST-TRIDENTINE ROMEIntroduction; From the periphery to the centre: the vicissitudes of the Barberini from the 12th to the 16th century; A sense of family between Curial careers and social status; Capella aedificatur; Questions of iconography: the influence of Trent; Opus finitum?; Conclusion: Capella sanctificatur; CHAPTER TWO MAFFEO BARBERINI-URBAN VIII, THE POET-POPE, OR: THE POWER OF POETIC PROPAGANDA ; Introduction; A poetic program? "Levan di terra al Ciel nostr'intelletto"-'they lift our understanding towards Heaven'
Maffeo's early poetry: from the dangers of life's pleasures and the obligations of family "pietas" to the glorification of Divine WisdomThe intermediate years: professional and poetic developments; The last phase: the apogee of papal poetry; The first collected edition; The first 'papal' edition; The editions in Italian; Translations; Contemporary explanations and interpretations: the poetics and perils of poetic propaganda; Words and images: illustrating the Pope's poems; Words and sounds: the music of papal poetry; Conclusion: "delectare et docere."
APPENDIX Chronological list of the main (collected) editionsof the poems of maffeo barberini CHAPTER THREE THE 'DAYS AND WORKS' OF FRANCESCO, CARDINAL BARBERINI, OR: HOW TO BE A POWERFUL CARDINAL-PADRONE? ; Introduction; How to be a cardinal?; How to be a cardinal and a papal nephew?; Baroque behaviour: Young Francesco's 'days and works'; Piety and patronage as politics: the roles of a cardinal-padrone; Conclusion: the very model of a 'modern' cardinal-padrone?; CHAPTER FOUR PRINCE ECKEMBERGH COMES TO DINNER, OR: POWER THROUGH CULINARY CEREMONY ; Introduction; Preparations.
The first entry and the first audienceA ceremonial society; The second entry; The second audience, and the papal banquet; Continuing festivities; A propagandistic display: food for thought; The menu; Further food inferences; Table manners; Conclusion; CHAPTER FIVE THE BARE FEET OF ST. AUGUSTINE, OR: THE POWER OF RELIGIOUS IMAGES ; Introduction; Prehistory; An outline of the case; The legal foundations of the case against the new image; The historical reality of the new image; The tradition of Augustinian iconography and the new image; The new image: symbol, meaning and function.
Note The economic and financial significance of the new image.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This study analyzes the ways in which a variety of cultural manifestations were the necessary preconditions for (religious) policy and power in the Rome of Urban VIII (1623-1644). Precisely their interaction created what we now call 'Baroque Culture'.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Language Eng.
Subject Barberini, Francesco, 1597-1679.
Urban VIII, Pope, 1568-1644.
Barberini, Francesco, 1597-1679. (OCoLC)fst00059281
Urban VIII, Pope, 1568-1644. (OCoLC)fst00152066
Urban VIII. Papst 1568-1644
Katholische Kirche
Urban (Papst, VIII.)
Rome -- Civilization -- Christian influences -- History -- 17th century.
Papacy -- History -- 1566-1799.
HISTORY -- Europe -- General.
Civilization -- Christian influences. (OCoLC)fst01352346
Papacy. (OCoLC)fst01052284
Rome (Empire) (OCoLC)fst01204885
Katholische Kirche.
Chronological Term 1566-1799
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Rietbergen, Peter. Power and Religion in Baroque Rome : Barberini Cultural Policies. Leiden : BRILL, ©2005 9789004148932
ISBN 9789047417958 (electronic bk.)
904741795X (electronic bk.)
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CHVBK 504728040
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