The Certame Coronario as Performative Ritual
Book Summary:This volume celebrates the considerable contributions of Edward Muir to the history of Renaissance Italy and early modern Europe. In keeping with Muir’s signature interdisciplinary approach to history, the fifteen essays in this volume include contributions on the ritual dimensions of early modern politics, religion, literature, and art and range from the Venetian and Florentine capitals of Renaissance high culture to Germany, Spain, the Low Countries, and China. Janus-faced, like all good historians, the volume looks forward and back, combining distinguished senior scholars and new voices with venerable debates and new fields. In doing so, the collection testifies to the vibrancy, vitality, and significance of early modern studies today and the degree to which Muir’s scholarship over the past thirty years has powerfully fueled the field’s dynamism.
Maxson, Brian Jeffrey. 2016. The Certame Coronario as Performative Ritual. Rituals of Politics and Culture in Early Modern Europe: Essays in Honour of Edward Muir. 1st Edition. CRRS, Mark Jurdjevic, Rolf Strøm-Olsen, Eds. Centre for Reformation & Renaissance Studies. 137-163. https://www.amzn.com/0772721858 ISBN: 9780772721853