The Triumph of Pleasure: Louis XIV and the Politics of Spectacle (Paperback)
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The Triumph of Pleasure: Louis XIV and the Politics of Spectacle (Paperback)

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Paperback 324 Pages / Published: 17/10/2014
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Prominent components of Louis XIV's propaganda, the arts of spectacle also became sources of a potent resistance to the monarchy in late seventeenth-century France. With a particular focus on the court ballet, comedy-ballet, opera, and opera-ballet, Georgia J. Cowart tells the long-neglected story of how the festive arts deployed an intricate network of subversive satire to undermine the rhetoric of sovereign authority. Exploring these arts from the perspective of spectacle as it emerged from the court into the Parisian public sphere, Cowart ultimately situates the ballet and related genres as the missing link between an imagery of propaganda and an imagery of political protest.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226211558
Number of pages: 324
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm

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