Winning Hearts and Minds: Multimedia Events, Religious Communication and the Urban Context in the Long Sixteenth Century (1450-1650): Ed. by Joost Robbe and Erminia Ardissino

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This volume will proceed from and expand on the WG2 meeting held in Ghent, June 1-2, 2017. The meeting succeeded remarkably in its aim, which was to bring medievalist and modernist specialists together in order to demonstrate that the combination and interaction of various media, i.e. multimedia practices, were not only responsible for the wide and varied dissemination of opinions and ideas, but also had an impact on how these opinions and ideas were interpreted by various media consumers and thus shaped new communities of interpretation in the “long sixteenth century” – that is, from the invention of printing to the mid seventeenth century crisis.
During the long sixteenth century, a media revolution took place that offered unprecedented possibilities to adopt, express and exchange ideas and opinions, often of a religious nature. Many studies have revealed the importance of media such as script, print, images, theatre, songs, ritual, preaching, and rumours in the early modern period. However, due to the institutionalisation of academic disciplines, we still fail to grasp the way that these media worked together. A richer understanding of how different media interacted and functioned in specific settings during the early modern period is therefore highly desired.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherBrepols Publishers
StateIn preparation - 2019

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