Festival books as historical literature: The reign of Christian IV of Denmark (1596-1648)

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The festival book was always prominent as a vehicle for the artistic expression of court culture, although the printed festival description itself has become but rarely - and that only recently - the subject of inquiry. The modern subdivision of scholarly study into rigid disciplines has not favoured research in the area of historical culture. In the words of Bonner Mitchell these documents are ‘remarkable expressions of the culture of their times’, 1 and, like the festivals themselves, they merit fürther investigation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalSeventeenth Century
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • History

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