Pageantry and power a cultural history of the early modern Lord Mayor's Show, 1585-1639

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...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Hill, Tracey
Format: eBook
Published: Manchester Manchester University Press 2010, 2010
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of 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
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-378) and index