Palaces on the edge of the Atlantic: The architectural reformation and the space ritualization of the Portuguese royal residences during the reign of Phillip I of Habsburg (1580-1598)

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Abstract

Although D. Philip I soon recognized the impossibility of living regularly in Portugal, after some personal observations about the material situation of the Portuguese Crown residences he promptly decided to promote an intensive program of architectural renovation and aesthetic enrichment, not only of the major royal palace, but also of the other countryside residences. Aiming at a pomp and visibility combined with the sober and austere mood proper to the Counter-Reformation, he also established new court ceremonial protocols, both civil and religious, for the public and private palatine dependencies. Once more, art patronage would become vital to emphasizing the political project of repraesentatio majestatis and so to reinforcing adherence to the Spanish Habsburg monarchy on these regions on the edge of the Atlantic.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Habsburgs and their Courts in Europe, 1400–1700
Subtitle of host publicationBetween Cosmopolitism and Regionalism
EditorsHerbert Karner, Ingrid Ciulisová, Bernardo J. García García
Place of PublicationViena
PublisherPALATIUM e-Publications/ European Science Foundation, Austrian Academy of Sciences in cooperation with the Slovak Academy of Sciences
Pages55-71
Number of pages16
Volume1
ISBN (Print)9789460184833
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
EventPALATIUM conference: The Habsburgs and their Courts in Europe, 1400–1700. Between Cosmopolitism and Regionalism - Viena, Austria
Duration: 7 Dec 201010 Dec 2010

Publication series

NamePalatium e-publications

Conference

ConferencePALATIUM conference
CountryAustria
CityViena
Period7/12/1010/12/10

Keywords

  • Philip I of Portugal
  • History of Art
  • Royal Residences
  • 1580-1598
  • Portugal
  • Habsburgs
  • Lisbon
  • Coimbra
  • Salvaterra de Magos

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    Pacheco, M. (2014). Palaces on the edge of the Atlantic: The architectural reformation and the space ritualization of the Portuguese royal residences during the reign of Phillip I of Habsburg (1580-1598). In H. Karner, I. Ciulisová, & B. J. García García (Eds.), The Habsburgs and their Courts in Europe, 1400–1700: Between Cosmopolitism and Regionalism (Vol. 1, pp. 55-71). (Palatium e-publications). Viena: PALATIUM e-Publications/ European Science Foundation, Austrian Academy of Sciences in cooperation with the Slovak Academy of Sciences.