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Het Escoriaal en de Tombe van Humayun vergeleken : De vormgeving van het dynastieke verleden van de Mughals en de Habsburgers in de zestiende eeuw

Geevers, Liesbeth LU (2018) In Tijdschrift Voor Geschiedenis 131(2). p.237-259
Abstract

Royal tombs and monuments, such as the imperial tombs of India and the Escorial of Spain, are among the best-known monuments of the early modern period. This article compares the Escorial, which served as the dynastic vault for the Spanish Habsburgs but particularly glorified Emperor Charles V, and the tomb built for the Mughal emperor Humayun. Both were built by their sons, Philip II (r. 1556-1598) and Emperor Akbar (r. 1556-1603). By tracing the building history and the commemorative practices that emerged around these two buildings we can analyse and compare how these two rulers - who were only the third of their line in a new territory - shaped the memory of their fathers and used it to legitimize their own power.

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The Escorial and Humayun's tomb in comparison : Shaping the dynastie past of the Mughals and the Habsburgs in the sixteenth century
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Commemoration, Dynastic representation, Mughal India, San Lorenzo de el Escorial, Spanish Habsburgs, Tomb of Humayun
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Tijdschrift Voor Geschiedenis
volume
131
issue
2
pages
23 pages
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Koninklijke Van Gorcum BV (Royal Van Gorcum BV)
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  • scopus:85049772979
ISSN
0040-7518
DOI
10.5117/TVGESCH2018.2.GEEV
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Dutch
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  abstract     = {<p>Royal tombs and monuments, such as the imperial tombs of India and the Escorial of Spain, are among the best-known monuments of the early modern period. This article compares the Escorial, which served as the dynastic vault for the Spanish Habsburgs but particularly glorified Emperor Charles V, and the tomb built for the Mughal emperor Humayun. Both were built by their sons, Philip II (r. 1556-1598) and Emperor Akbar (r. 1556-1603). By tracing the building history and the commemorative practices that emerged around these two buildings we can analyse and compare how these two rulers - who were only the third of their line in a new territory - shaped the memory of their fathers and used it to legitimize their own power.</p>},
  author       = {Geevers, Liesbeth},
  issn         = {0040-7518},
  language     = {mis},
  month        = {01},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {237--259},
  publisher    = {Koninklijke Van Gorcum BV (Royal Van Gorcum BV)},
  series       = {Tijdschrift Voor Geschiedenis},
  title        = {Het Escoriaal en de Tombe van Humayun vergeleken : De vormgeving van het dynastieke verleden van de Mughals en de Habsburgers in de zestiende eeuw},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.5117/TVGESCH2018.2.GEEV},
  doi          = {10.5117/TVGESCH2018.2.GEEV},
  volume       = {131},
  year         = {2018},
}