and Early Modern festival books on your desktop now
View 253 digitised Renaissance festival
books (selected from over 2,000 in the British Library's
collection) that describe the magnificent festivals
and ceremonies that took place in Europe between 1475
and 1700 - marriages and funerals of royalty and nobility,
coronations, stately entries into cities and other grand
section you can find out what festival books are,
and where and how these events were staged and
who took part. Other web resources appear in our
section and further reading in References.
section allows you to read the digitised books
in their original languages, search using a series
of indices, and gather information on aspects
of festival across a range of books.
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You will find this site
useful if you are interested in:
European royalty and the nobility
History of costume
Renaissance and Early Modern Europe
Social and economic history