Catholic Ruler, Protestant People. The Impact of the Reformation on Court and Civic Festivals in Early Modern Europe
Conférence d'Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly, résidente 2018-2019 de l'IEA de Paris dans le cadre du cycle de séminaires organisé par la Society for Court Studies
Once the Reformation had divided prince and people, festivals often demonstrated this division. In this talk I discuss five festivals staged between 1541 and 1680 to illustrate the problems that could arise and the solutions adopted: an imperial entry into Nürnberg in 1541; the coronation of Maximilian II in Frankfurt in 1562; the entry of William I, Prince of Orange, into Ghent 1577; Louis XIII’s celebrations of his victory over the French Calvinists at La Rochelle; and the funeral of the Catholic Johann Friedrich, Duke of Braunschweig-Lüneburg, in 1680 in Lutheran Hannover.