La costruzione dell'identità cittadina in Italia tra XIII e XV secolo: feste, rituali, simboli

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] The construction of the city identity in Italy between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries: parties, rituals, symbols

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Abstract

This contribution offers a comparison between three cities of pre-modern Italy with three different forms of government: the republican Florence, the republican Venice (but with a closer form of oligarchic government respect to Florence and a doge for life as chief of the government) and the duchy of Milan. The point of view is that of rituals and civic feasts. The paper shows how Florence, Venice and Milan ruling classes created civic feasts to legitimate their power, using various communication languages which reflected the three city-states political differences. The propaganda strategies are analyzed in a manifold number of sources (narrative, figurative, legislative, descriptive) with the final aim to underline how theatre and spectacle, in XIII-XVI centuries, were a crucial point of political negotiation between governments and governed
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] The construction of the city identity in Italy between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries: parties, rituals, symbols
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationIdentitats, Atti del XIV Curs d’estiu – Reunió científica Comtat D’Urgell (Balaguer, 1-3 luglio 2009)
Pages225-254
Number of pages30
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventIdentitats, XIV Curs d’estiu – Reunió científica Comtat D’Urgell - Balaguer (Spagna)
Duration: 1 Jul 20093 Jul 2009

Workshop

WorkshopIdentitats, XIV Curs d’estiu – Reunió científica Comtat D’Urgell
CityBalaguer (Spagna)
Period1/7/093/7/09

Keywords

  • Firenze
  • Florence
  • Milan
  • Milano
  • Venezia
  • Venice
  • civic feasts
  • feste civiche
  • feste identitarie
  • identity feasts
  • legittimazione politica
  • patron saints
  • political legitimation
  • processioni
  • processions
  • santi patroni
  • teatro e città
  • teatro e propaganda politica
  • theatre and city
  • theatre and political propaganda

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