The Palio and its Image. History Culture and Representation of Siena’s festival


The present volume sets forth interesting new ideas on the origin of the Contrade and their symbols, as well as on their centuries-long history, now explored mainly from an institutional viewpoint. Other contributions examine that particular marian religiosity, so deeply-rooted in Siena that the festival has always been dedicated to the Virgin. The early costumes of the historical pageant…