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Politics and culture in the age of Christina. Acta from a Conference held at the Wenner-Gren Center in Stockholm, May 4–6 , 1995
By Marie-Louise Rodén (ed.)
Christina of Sweden (1626–1689) has been the object of both scholarly and popular interest in the three centuries that have passed since her death. This attention is related to the breadth of her influence on 17-th century European civilization. Thus, politics and culture in the age of Christina was the subject of a conference held in Stockholm in May 1995 and sponsored by the Wenner-Gren Center Foundation. The first section of the volume treats the relationship of politics and the arts in the age of absolutism as well as Christina’s political environment in Sweden and, from 1655, in Italy. Christina’s unfinished Autobiography is reexamined on the basis of previously unstudied manuscript variants and her religious profile is discussed. A second section treats Christina’s relationship to the arts. Christina’s role in Roman ceremonies and processions is examined.
Marie-Louise Rodén | Foreword
Theodore K. Rabb | Politics and the arts in the age of Christina
Jan Glete | Absolutism or dynamic leadership? The rise of large armed forces and the problem of political interest aggregation from a mid-17th-century perspective
Marie-Louise Rodén | After the Westphalian Peace: the political transformation of the 17th-century papacy
Kari Elisabeth Børresen | Christina’s discourse on God and Humanity
Eva Hættner Aurelius | The great performance. Roles in Queen Christina’s autobiography
Susanna Åkerman | Raimondo Montecuccoli and Queen Christina’s betrayal
Hans Henrik Brummer | Minerva of the North
Görel Cavalli-Björkman | Christina’s portraits
Rose Marie San Juan | Entrances and departures: the procession prints of Queen Christina of Sweden in Rome
Per Bjurström | Christina’s collection of drawings reconsidered
Marie-louise Rodén, Politics and culture in the age of Christina. Acta from a Conference held at the Wenner-Gren Center in Stockholm, May 4–6, 1995 (Suecoromana. Studia artis historiae instituti romani regni Sueciae, 4), Stockholm 1997. ISSN: 1102-7940. ISBN 10: 91-7042-156-0. ISBN 13: 978-91-7042-156-3. Hardcover: 129 pages.