In each of these contexts, we find a number of common themes: the importance of new Catholic religious orders; the use of the objects and architecture to promote Catholicism; the impact of the diffusion of a religious climate of Catholicism rather than conversion through missionary activity per se. In terms of cultural exchange, Tth's contribution highlights how post-Tridentine Catholic missionaries from Italy transmitted paintings, books and ideas from Europe's cultural centres to central Europe.\n Issues of self-presentation and status are prominent throughout, and despite the general concentration on elites, the chapters cover a diverse array of material and immaterial cultures, from painting and clothing, to gesture and dance.
Feature review: Cultural Exchange in Early Modern Europe Alexandra Bamji Canadian Journal of History; Winter 2008; 43, 3;
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