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New article »Spaces of Courtly Display in the Holy Roman Empire« published in EGO
In his article about courtly spaces in the medieval and early modern periods, Ulrich Schütte examines the court with its spaces as a social collective in which the centre was the prince. The courtly spaces were characterized by ritualized actions and internal differentiation, which resulted from the distance or proximity of the participants to the prince.

Schütte displays the different forms of courtly spaces including their various actions and functions for ceremonials and festivities at early modern courts. The premise was the formation of cultural, and of communicative and ceremonial patterns that were used in the design of the castle, the city and the territory in early modern Europe. Schütte also analyzes the interplay between architecture and the social structures of the courts, expressed in the castle with its subdivisions.