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A King Travels: Festive Traditions in Late Medieval and Early Modern Spain

Teofilo F. Ruiz


This book examines the scripting and performance of festivals in Spain between 1327 and 1620, offering an unprecedented look at the different types of festivals that were held in Iberia during this crucial period of European history. Bridging the gap between the medieval and early modern eras, the book focuses on the travels and festivities of Philip II, exploring the complex relationship between power and ceremony, and offering a vibrant portrait of Spain's cultural and political life. The book covers a range of festival categories and probes the ritual meanings of these events, paying specia ... More

Keywords: Spanish festivals, Iberian festivals, Philip II, ceremony, power, Spanish culture, Spanish politics, medieval festivals, contestation, resistance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780691153575
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691153575.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Teofilo F. Ruiz, author
University of California, Los Angeles