The Buen Retiro, a royal retreat and pleasure palace, was built for Philip IV on the outskirts of Madrid in the 1630s. With its superb display of paintings by Vel zquez and other contemporary artists, the palace became a showcase for the art and culture of Spain's Golden Age. A Palace for a King, first published in 1980, provides a pioneering total history of the construction, decoration, and uses of a major royal palace, emphasising the relationship of art and politics at a critical moment in European history. produced on different aspects of the history of the palace and its decoration since the 1970s. A number of new, unpublished illustrations have been added, and many of the plates are now reproduced in colour. The publication of this edition gains added importance from the fact that plans for the expansion of the Prado Museum include the restoration of the Hall of Realms to approximate its original appearance, as reconstructed in this volume.
The King at the Palace : Joseon Royal Court Culture at the National Palace Museum of Korea The Joseon Dynasty 1392-1910 lasted for 518 years. The long history and the splendid culture developed in the process have been unparalleled in world history. Many of the items left by the dynasty are recognized as world cultural heritage. We at the museum take pride in the publication of the English version of the guidebook, which will help us broaden the base of cultural collaboration with research studies worldwide. ======= CONTENTS ======= Foreword Introduction Ⅰ. Kings of the Joseon Dynasty 023 Royal Symbols 037 Recording Tradition of the Joseon Dynasty 046 Joseon: A Country Governed by Confucian Classics and Rites 054 Royal Literature Ⅱ. Joseon Palaces 067 Architectural History of the Royal Palaces 071 Spatial Structures of the Royal Palaces 072 Guard Systems and Access to the Royal Palaces 075 Plaques of the Royal Palaces 077 Decorations of the Royal Palaces 080 Fire Preventions at the Royal Palaces 082 The Five Royal Palaces of the Joseon Dynasty 101 Modern Facilities in the Royal Palaces Ⅲ. Royal Court Life 107 Lives of Royal Court Women 133 Royal Household Crafts Ⅳ. State Rites of the Joseon Dynasty 151 Celebratory Rites, Garye 154 Inauspicious Rites, Hyungnye 158 Auspicious Rites, Gillye 166 Military Rites (Gullye) and the Military System of Joseon 171 Reception Rites, Billye Ⅴ. Korean Empire and the Imperial Family 175 Step onto the World Stage 180 The Introduction of Modern Culture and Systems 186 The Birth of the Korean Empire 192 Life and Culture at the Imperial Court 198 Foiled Dream of the Korean Empire 199 Fate of the Imperial Family during the Japanese Colonization Ⅵ. Royal Court Paintings 209 The Bureau of Painting and the Painters 212 The King’s Portrait, Eojin 220 Documentary Paintings of theRoyal Court 224 Decorative Paintings of the Royal Court 231 Japanese Colonization and Royal Court Paintings Ⅶ. Royal Court Music 235 Symbolism of Traditional Musical Instruments 237 Systematization of Court Music under King Sejong 241 Compilation of Canon of Music under King Seongjong 242 Ancestral Ritual Music 248 Jeongjae, Court Performing Arts 249 Processional Music 251 Court Music Department of the Yi Royal Household and Its Activities Ⅷ. Royal Processions 255 Royal Processions 260 The Royal Palanquin 266 Ceremonial Armours Ⅸ. Joseon Science 275 Astronomical Chart 282 Astronomical Instruments 290 Measuring Instruments 292 Medicine List of Illustrations Chronology of Joseon Dynasty Royal Lineage of Joseon Dynasty
The Birth of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table“’My good sir, is she your daughter then?’ ‘Yes, but don't pay any attention to what she says,’ said the lord. ‘She's a child - a silly, foolish thing.’ ‘Indeed,’ said my lord Gawain, ‘then I'd be very ill-mannered not to do what she wants.’” - Chrétien de Troyes, Arthurian Romances Arthurian Romances by Chrétien de Troyes is a collection of short stories set in the Early Middle Ages, in England. They follow the path of several knights – including Lancelot’s dad – through adulthood focusing on their romantic affairs. What tests will the knights encounter in order to prove themselves worthy of a woman’s love?
ELLICOTT'S COMMENTARY ON THE WHOLE BIBLE is a practical and ideal commentary for Sunday school teachers, Christian workers, Bible students, libraries, and ministers. Each of the durably bound volumes in this handsome set is designed with an eye to the convenience of the user. The large, double-column pages are distinctive and easy-to-read. The helpful running commentary is always on the same page with the actual Bible text, making it simple for the user to locate the information he or she seeks. The comments in every case are crisply written and wonderfully practical and up-to-date. You, the user, will not have to read pages of extraneous material to get the important information. If you ever need help for: Sunday sermons Prayer Meeting talks Messages for Young People's Groups, etc. Sunday school lessons Personal Bible study Messages for special occasions you will find it in ELLICOTT'S COMMENTARY ON THE WHOLE BIBLE.
The Bible for every battle every man faces This is a man's type of Bible--straight talk about the challenges of life. Every Man's Bible has thousands of notes on topics from work, sex, and competition to integrity and more and trusted advice from the pros, just for men. Every Man's Bible is written by the best-selling author of the Every Man's series, Steve Arterburn. Features: New International Version text Book introductions and 44 charts Study Notes Help you gain a better perspective on a particular verse or passage Men, Women, and God--This feature focuses on two of the most important relationships in every man's life: his relationship with God and his relationships with women Someone You Should Know--Profiles of men in the Bible and what their lives can teach us about the importance of faith in our own lives What the Bible Says About--Gives insight into the Bible's vital message on all kinds of topics for daily living Perspectives--Glean bits of information from great men who have lived through many of the same issues and struggles that you face Personal Gold--Sound advice from the pros: Henry Blackaby, Stuart Briscoe, Tony Evans, David Jeremiah, Gordon MacDonald, Bill McCartney, J. I. Packer, Joseph Stowell, and Chuck Swindoll
Sizzling nights will have life-changing consequences in this scandalous royal baby romance by USA TODAY bestselling author Kelly Hunter! The woman who could cost him his crown Or save it! Rumors abound that our beloved king, Valentine, is abdicating! His reasons are unknown, although speculation is that he cannot provide our kingdom with an heir. The eyes of the world are on him, yet our rebellious royal has eyes only for enchanting Angelique, horse trainer to the elite… Their attraction is as potent now as it was ten years ago, when they first met! We thought Valentine’s abdication was his biggest scandal…but given their fiery reunion, could passionate, headstrong Angelique be carrying an even more shocking secret? From Harlequin Presents: Escape to exotic locations where passion knows no bounds. Read all the books in the Claimed by a King miniseries: Book 1: Shock Heir for the Crown Prince Book 2: Convenient Bride for the King Book 3: Untouched Queen by Royal Command Book 4: Pregnant in the King’s Palace
"In seventeenth-century China, as formerly disparate social spheres grew closer, the theater began to occupy an important ideological niche among traditional cultural elites, and notions of performance and spectatorship came to animate diverse aspects of literati cultural production. In this study of late-imperial Chinese theater, Sophie Volpp offers fresh readings of major texts such as Tang Xianzu’s Peony Pavilion (Mudan ting) and Kong Shangren’s Peach Blossom Fan (Taohua shan), and unveils lesser-known materials such as Wang Jide’s play The Male Queen (Nan wanghou). In doing so, Volpp sheds new light on the capacity of seventeenth-century drama to comment on the cultural politics of the age.Worldly Stage arrives at a conception of theatricality particular to the classical Chinese theater and informed by historical stage practices. The transience of worldly phenomena and the vanity of reputation had long informed the Chinese conception of theatricality. But in the seventeenth century, these notions acquired a new verbalization, as theatrical models of spectatorship were now applied to the contemporary urban social spectacle in which the theater itself was deeply implicated."
Wives of the Leopard explores power and culture in a pre-colonial West African state whose army of women and practice of human sacrifice earned it notoriety in the racist imagination of late nineteenth-century Europe and America. Tracing two hundred years of the history of Dahomey up to the French colonial conquest in 1894, the book follows change in two central institutions. One was the monarchy, the coalitions of men and women who seized and wielded power in the name of the king. The second was the palace, a household of several thousand wives of the king who supported and managed state functions. Looking at Dahomey against the backdrop of the Atlantic slave trade and the growth of European imperialism, Edan G. Bay reaches for a distinctly Dahomean perspective as she weaves together evidence drawn from travelers' memoirs and local oral accounts, from the religious practices of vodun, and from ethnographic studies of the twentieth century. Wives of the Leopard thoroughly integrates gender into the political analysis of state systems, effectively creating a social history of power. More broadly, it argues that women as a whole and men of the lower classes were gradually squeezed out of access to power as economic resources contracted with the decline of the slave trade in the nineteenth century. In these and other ways, the book provides an accessible portrait of Dahomey's complex and fascinating culture without exoticizing it.