Biographies of the American Revolution: Benjamin Franklin, by Michael Anderson

By Michael Anderson

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A appealing sequence that surveys the lives of the political figures and social revolutionaries who formed early U.S. background comprises brilliant photos depicting memorable occasions and contributors, a thesaurus, factors of key words and concepts, and relevant…

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Hanley (1983); Vale (1974). 19 In all these great rituals, revolving around the king’s person, the spectators’ role was allotted to the people. 20 State and civil ritual was frequently combined, thus enabling the guilds of London to play a key role in English royal progresses and ceremonies. Such dramatic events stirred the emotions and memories, and gave to those participating the feeling of belonging to a single political society. 21 There, princes, lacking the authority derived from feudal roots, had to turn to their advantage those festivals and ceremonies through which, in an insecure world, cities affirmed their identity.

88 In spite of borrowings from Italian, this literature was most appreciated in the major courts of western Christendom, England, France and Burgundy. It was also found, though to a lesser extent, in Iberia, where John Gower’s Confessio amantis was translated into Portuguese and Castilian, and where, in 1444, Juan de Mena presented his Laberinto de fortuna to Juan II. However, on the Italian peninsula and in Germany, where only the theme of the nobility’s virtues and vices held any genuine appeal, the genre was almost unknown.

Such dramatic events stirred the emotions and memories, and gave to those participating the feeling of belonging to a single political society. 21 There, princes, lacking the authority derived from feudal roots, had to turn to their advantage those festivals and ceremonies through which, in an insecure world, cities affirmed their identity. When the doge of Venice lit a candle on the high altar of St Mark’s basilica on 25 April each year, he was demonstrating both the sacred nature of his office and the close ties between the city and its patron saint.

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