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Master of Arts (MA)
Eurich, S. Amanda, 1956-
Lynn, Kimberly, 1968-
Helfgott, Leonard Michael, 1937-
Lopez, A. Ricardo, 1974-
Visual media in Spain during the early modern period drew marked connections between religious devotion and civic allegiance. This project examines the formation and expression of civic devotion and historical memory in sixteenth and seventeenth century Seville. Public ceremonies, architectural renovations, and religious iconography promoted healthy urban societies through the formation of public images which spoke directly to civic life within the city. Public expressions of local history and civil authority lay at the nexus of various debates about civic life during the sixteenth and seventeenth century, such as the promotion of gendered civic hierarchy, anxieties about regional decline, and the close connections drawn between Spanish identity and antiquity. The fundamental goal of this research is to more thoroughly understand the conceptual frameworks which constructed human interaction in urban life during the early modern period.
Western Washington University
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Stillo, Stephanie, "Refashioning the past, reforming the present: visual culture and civic life in early modern Seville" (2010). WWU Masters Thesis Collection. 38.