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By Yuen-Gen Liang,Jarbel Rodriguez

Bringing jointly distinct students in honor of Professor Teofilo F. Ruiz, this volume presents unique and cutting edge examine at the serious and uneasy dating among authority and spectacle within the interval from the 12th to the 16th centuries, concentrating on Spain, the Mediterranean and Latin the US.

Cultural students reminiscent of Professor Ruiz and his colleagues have challenged the idea that authority is elided with excessive politics, an process that has a tendency to be monolithic and disregards the asymmetric software and adventure of energy by way of elite and non-elite teams in society via highlighting the importance of spectacle. Taking such varieties as ceremonies, rituals, gala's, and customs, spectacle is a medium to undertaking and render obvious strength, but it's also an ambiguous and contested surroundings, the place contributors workout the jobs of either actor and viewers. Chapters during this assortment give some thought to issues reminiscent of monarchy, wealth and poverty, medieval delicacies and nutrition and textual and visible assets.

The person contributions during this quantity jointly signify a well timed re-assessment of authority that brings within the insights of cultural idea, finally highlighting the significance of illustration and projection, negotiation and ambivalence.

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