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Habsburg Worlds (HW 4)

Eagles Looking East and West
Dynasty, Ritual and Representation in Habsburg Hungary and Spain

T. Martí, R. Quirós Rosado (eds.)
approx. 336 p., 55 b/w ill., 156 x 234 mm, 2021
ISBN: 978-2-503-58133-0
Languages: English
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Two Crowns, a dynastic mirror, a shared political culture in Europe during the Early Modern Age.

Symbolised by the ‘double-headed eagle’ looking East and West, the Habsburg dynasty constituted a universal power structure in the early modern era. The dynasty’s Spanish and Austrian branches created a code of shared identity, one which also encompassed their religious piety and their ability to pitch the Austriacum Imperium against multiple enemies worldwide.

The present volume investigates the construction of the dynasty’s political image in two spheres, the Kingdom of Hungary and the Spanish monarchy, between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries. Fifteen Hungarian, Czech and Spanish specialists offer comparative perspectives on the Habsburg era during this convulsive period of European history, addressing topics including diplomatic links, dynastic ritual and representation, and the Order of the Golden Fleece. In covering a wide range of themes, their contributions aim towards a better understanding of the emergence of new political attitudes in the Western world prior to the Enlightenment.

Contributors to the volume include Cristina Bravo Lozano, Václav Bůžek, Nóra G. Etényi, Alfredo Floristán Imízcoz, Rubén González Cuerva, Borbála Gulyás, Fanni Hende, János Kalmár, Zsolt Kökényesi, Zoltán Korpás, Pavel Marek, Tibor Monostori, and Géza Pálffy.

Tibor Martí is Research Fellow in the Institute of History of the Research Centre for the Humanities (Budapest, Hungary) and Roberto Quirós Rosado is Assistant Professor of Early Modern History in the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain).

Table of Contents

The volume is divided into the following chapters:

Antonio Álvarez-Ossorio Alvariño (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) and Géza Pálffy (Magyar Tudományos Akadémia): 'Preface'.

Tibor Martí (Magyar Tudományos Akadémia) and Roberto Quirós Rosado (Universidad de Alcalá): 'Introduction'.


Géza Pálffy (Magyar Tudományos Akadémia): 'Funerals and Coronations: Dynastic Heraldic Representation in Central Europe from the 15th to the 17th Century'.

Alfredo Floristán Imizcoz (Universidad de Alcalá): 'Swearing in, crowning and proclaiming the Habsburgs in the Kingdoms of Spain (1516-1598). Continuity and innovation'.

Václav Buzek (Jihoceské univerzity) and Pavel Marek (Pardubice univerzity): 'The Funerals of the Emperor Rudolph II in the Hispanic Monarchy'.

Cristina Bravo Lozano (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid): 'Hymenaeus in The Hague. Festive uses of the Spanish diplomacy before the United Provinces (1649)'.

Borbála Gulyás (Magyar Tudományos Akadémia): ''The bound Cupid' and 'Il mago rilucente'. Festivities Celebrating the Coronations of Habsburg Maximilian (1563) and Habsburg Rudolf (1572) as King of Hungary in Bratislava'.

Nora G. Etényi (Eötvös Loránd University): 'Printed Political Representation on the Coronation of Joseph I as King of Hungary (1687)'.

Fanni Hende (Pázmány Péter Katolikus Egyetem): 'Political Representation at the Coronations of Hungarian Kings in the First Half of the 18th Century'.

János Kalmár (Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem / Eszterházy Károly Egyetem): 'The Declaration of Archduke Charles of Habsburg as King of Spain (1703) and his Inauguration into the Aragonese kingship (1706)'.


Zsoltán Korpás (Independent Researcher): 'Quarrelling Brothers. Charles V, Ferdinand I and fraternal relationship regarding Hungary'.

Alfredo Alvar Ezquerra (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas): 'Several circumstances related to Holy Roman Empress and Queen Consort of Hungary Maria in Madrid, 1582-1603'.

Bernardo J. García García (Universidad Complutense de Madrid / Fundación Carlos de Amberes): ''Concordia orbis habenis Austriaca sub pace viget'. The House of Austria as Protector of the Universal Concord'.

Rubén González Cuerva (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas): 'The King of Hungary and the Cardinal of Toledo: The Creation of a Common Dynastic Image around the Two Ferdinands (1631-1635)'.

Tibor Monostori (Independent Researcher): 'The Kingdom of Hungary in the 'Discursos' of Saavedra Fajardo'.

Álvaro Pascual Chenel (Universidad de Valladolid): 'Images at the end of a Dynasty. 'Regis Officium', 'Pietas Austriaca' and the representation of Majesty during the Reignf of Carlos II'.

Tibor Martí (Magyar Tudományos Akadémia): 'Hungarian Members of the Order of the Golden Fleece: The Importance of a Habsburg Chivalric Order in 17th Century Hungary'.

Roberto Quirós Rosado (Universidad de Alcalá): ''Moribus Antiquis'. Dynasty, political strategy and Court ceremonial during the genesis of the Austrian Golden Fleece, 1709-1713'.

Zsolt Könényesi (Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem): 'Court entertainment and relationship networks: target shooting in Charles VI's Court as the get-together events of the high nobility's elite'.

Interest Classification:
Modern History (1501 to the present)
Early modern history (1501-1800) : main subdisciplines
Political & institutional history
Early modern European history (1501-1800) : local & regional history
Low Countries

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