Book/Printed Material Description of the Eight Pageants Held during the Games on the Occasion of the Christening of Princess Elisabeth of Hesse, 1596. Beschreibung der historischen und allegorischen Personen der acht Inventionen zum Ringelrennen in den Aufzügen gehalten 1596 anlässlich der Taufe der Prinzessin Elisabeth von Hessen

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Title

  • Description of the Eight Pageants Held during the Games on the Occasion of the Christening of Princess Elisabeth of Hesse, 1596.

Other Title

  • Beschreibung der historischen und allegorischen Personen der acht Inventionen zum Ringelrennen in den Aufzügen gehalten 1596 anlässlich der Taufe der Prinzessin Elisabeth von Hessen

Summary

  • In 1596 Landgrave Moritz of Hesse (1572--1632) celebrated the christening of his daughter, Elisabeth von Hessen-Kassel (1596--1625), with four days of lavish games, tournaments, and fireworks. This manuscript was compiled and executed by an unknown hand. It details the costumes of eight inventions (pageants) accompanying the central Ringelrennen (game of skills as a late variant of the medieval tournament games), which took place on August 27, 1596. Each pageant presents an allegorical or mythological motif, using an abundance of 165 finely detailed fantastic costumes. The eight pageants presented are: I. Jason and Perseus; II. On vices; III. The four seasons; IV. The deeds of a true prince; V. The sun and moon; VI. The judgment of Paris; VII. On the seven liberal arts (artes liberales); and VIII. On the four continents. The section on the continents features fanciful personifications of America, Africa, Asia, and Europe.

Names

  • Moritz, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, 1572-1632 Associated Name.

Created / Published

  • Germany : [publisher not identified], 1600.

Headings

  • -  Germany--Hesse--Kassel
  • -  1596-08-27
  • -  Allegory
  • -  Illuminations
  • -  Pageants

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "BSB Shelfmark: Cod.icon. 340"--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
  • -  Original resource extent: 73 sheets, paper : illustrations ; 22.8 x 36.7 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: Bavarian State Library.
  • -  Content in German.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

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  • 1 online resource.

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  • 2021667744

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Chicago citation style:

Moritz, Landgrave Of Hesse-Kassel, Associated Name. Description of the Eight Pageants Held during the Games on the Occasion of the Christening of Princess Elisabeth of Hesse. [Germany: Publisher Not Identified, 1600] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667744/.

APA citation style:

Moritz, L. O. H. (1600) Description of the Eight Pageants Held during the Games on the Occasion of the Christening of Princess Elisabeth of Hesse. [Germany: Publisher Not Identified] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667744/.

MLA citation style:

Moritz, Landgrave Of Hesse-Kassel, Associated Name. Description of the Eight Pageants Held during the Games on the Occasion of the Christening of Princess Elisabeth of Hesse. [Germany: Publisher Not Identified, 1600] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021667744/>.