Beyond the Palio: Urbanism and Ritual in Renaissance Siena
November 2006, Wiley-Blackwell
2. ‘Sotto uno Baldachino Trionfale’: the Ritual Significance of the Painted Canopy in Simone Martini’s Maestà: Diana Norman.
3. Enter the Emperor: Charles IV and Siena between Politics, Diplomacy and Ritual (1355 and 1368): Gerrit Schenk.
4. Altars on the Street: The Arte della Lana, the Carmelites and the Feast of Corpus Domini in Siena 1356-1456: Machtelt Israëls.
5. Ritual Geography: Housing the Papal Court of Pius II Piccolomini in Siena (1459-60): Fabrizio Nevola.
6. Peace-making Rituals in Fifteenth-Century Siena: Christine Shaw.
7. Pomp or Piety? The Funeral of Pandolfo Petrucci: Philippa Jackson.
8. The Rise of the New Civic Ritual of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin in 16th Century Siena: Mauro Mussolin.
Fabrizio Nevola teaches at the Università degli Studi di Siena. He has held fellowships at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (Montreal) and Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies (Florence) and was AHRB Research Fellow at the University of Warwick (2001-4). His research focus is on the architectural and urban history of Renaissance Siena. He has published numerous articles (e.g. Art Bulletin, 2000 and Renaissance Studies, 2003) and has a book forthcoming entitled Architecture and Government in Renaissance Siena: Fashioning Urban Experience (1400-1555).
- Brings together studies based upon diverse disciplinary and methodological approaches to a common theme.
- Provides specific case studies and useful comparisons to well-known monographic studies of ritual in Florence and Venice.
- Concentrates on a single city to emphasize the important function of public rituals to life during the early modern period.
- Looks at both local ritual life and the ways it was presented to and viewed by those outside the city.