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Author Hill, Tracey.

Title Pageantry and power : a cultural history of the early modern Lord Mayor's Show, 1585-1639 / Tracey Hill.

Publication Info. Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press, 2010.


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Description 1 online resource (xii, 396 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-378) and index.
Contents From low-obscure beginnings raysde to fame : critical and historical contexts of the Lord Mayor's Show -- Our devices for that solemne and Iouiall daye : the writers, the artificers and the livery companies -- A day of well compos'd variety of speach and shew : bringing the shows to life -- A briefe narration of each seuerall shew : the show from street to print -- To prune and dresse the tree of gouernment : political and contemporary contexts of the shows -- Appendices. The Lord Mayors' shows, 1585-1639 : summary ; Governance of the City of London.
Summary Pageantry and Power is the first full and in-depth cultural history of the Lord Mayor's Show in the early modern period. It provides new insight into the culture and history of the London of Shakespeare's time and beyond. Central to the cultural life of London, the Lord Mayor's Shows were high-profile and lavish entertainments produced by some of the most talented writers of the time. Employing an interdisciplinary approach, Pageantry and Power explores various important factors, including the relationship between the printed texts of the Shows and actual events. This full-scale study of the civic works of important writers enhances our understanding of their other, often better-known, dramatic works contributing to a fuller estimation of their literary careers. This book is an invaluable resource for scholars and students of early modern literature, drama, history, civic culture, pageantry, urban studies, cultural geography, book history, as well as the interested general reader.
Note Print resource; title from PDF title page (viewed May 16, 2017).
This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Subject Parades -- England -- London -- History -- 16th century.
Parades -- England -- London -- History -- 17th century.
Pageants -- England -- London -- History -- 16th century.
Pageants -- England -- London -- History -- 17th century.
London (England) -- Social life and customs -- 16h century.
London (England) -- Social life and customs -- 17th century.
English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
Festivals in literature.
Literature and literary studies.
Literature: history and criticism.
Literary studies: general.
Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
English literature -- Early modern. (OCoLC)fst01710960
Festivals in literature. (OCoLC)fst00923351
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
Pageants. (OCoLC)fst01050332
Parades. (OCoLC)fst01052822
England -- London. (OCoLC)fst01204271
Chronological Term 1500-1700
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Hill, Tracey. Pageantry and power. Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press, 2010 9780719080104 (DLC) 2011281646 (OCoLC)689006467
ISBN 9781526125101 (electronic bk.)
1526125102 (electronic bk.)
9780719080104 (hbk.)
071908010X (hbk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000060745363
CHNEW 000978398
CHVBK 504727826
GBVCP 1014945070
GBVCP 896606740

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