Social and Moral Communities in Early Modern Text and Image

Juan de Solórzano Pereira and Américo Castro D. Ioannis de Solórzano Pereira, Emblemata centum, regio politica (Madrid: 1653) Case folio W 1025 .828


This symposium explores early modern representations of and debates about the concepts of concord and tolerance. It addresses how images (e.g., allegories and emblems) and texts (such as religious and political treatises) promoted and codified systems of pacification and ideal communities. How did images and texts forge individual and collective visions of perfection and happiness? Did these materials play a role in political thought, religious policies, and moral philosophy? How did they challenge or legitimize social inclusion or exclusion, military campaigns, and imperialistic propaganda?

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