Cerimoniale del viceregno spagnolo di Napoli 1535-1637
The fifth volume, during machining, entitled Cerimoniale del viceregno spagnlo di Napoli 1535-1637, will publish the Libro donde se trata de los Virreyes [...]recompilado por Ioseph Renao, Portero de Cámara de S. E., Maestro de Ceremonias de los señores virreyes Duque de Alba y Conde de Monterey. Año de 1634preserved in Madrid, BibliotecaNacional de España.
During the XVII century, the Neapolitan vice real court reached a great maturity in the ceremonial organization of the court. This two books (almost consecutive), written by two masters of ceremonies between the XVI and XVII centuries, Miguel Díez de Aux (from 1571 to 1622) and JusepeRenao (from 1622 to 1637), present in detail the situation of the Neapolitan vice real court in the context of the Spanish monarchy.
Renao used the book wrote by Díez de Aux as reference – the last one was forced to leave his post when came as viceroy Antonio Álvarez de Toledo, V Duke of Alba – and prosecuted the narration of the ceremonial events showing and describing the seventh-century Neapolitan court.