The Sixteenth Century Journal

Cred ca este una dintre cele mai bune reviste dedicate controversatului sec. al XVII. Buuun. Ce sa mai spun despre TSCJ? Nimic. Doar ca toti cei care sunt interesati de baroc vor avea parte de destule nopti albe rasfoindu-l.

Baroque Rome was a site of ceremony not only within the confines of the papal court but also outside in the streets and piazzas. Harnessing the talents of a remarkable team of artists, architects, and poets, patrons in Rome supported pageants whose elaborate festive architecture and learned literary programs set the pace for other European courts and capitals. Street decorations, processions, and fireworks played a crucial role as public statements for groups or individuals with a range of religious and political agendas. But increasingly, it seems, in these middle years of the seventeenth century spectators were not the only audience imagined for Baroque Rome’s spectacles. Thanks to bibliographical efforts by several scholars, it is possible to identify more than a hundred printed texts describing Roman festivities during the period from 1623 to 16555 and more are likely to be discovered. Readers, not just viewers, were obviously a target for those who promoted pageantry [din Laurie Nussdorfe, Print and Pageantry in Baroque Rome, in TSCJ XXIX/2 (1998), pp. 439-440].