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Author Hill, Tracey.

Title Pageantry and Power: A cultural history of the early modern Lord Mayor's Show 1585--1639
Published [Place of publication not identified] : Manchester University Press : Manchester University Press, 2017
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Contents Pageantry and power; Half Title Page; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of figures; Acknowledgements; 1. 'From low-obscure Beginnings raysde to Fame': critical and historical contexts of the Lord Mayor's Show; 2. 'Our devices for that solemne and Iouiall daye': the writers, the artificers and the livery companies; 3. 'A day of well Compos'd Variety of Speach and shew': bringing the Shows to life; 4. 'A briefe narration of each seuerall shew': the Show from street to print; 5. 'To prune and dresse the Tree of Gouernment': political and contemporary contexts of the Shows
Appendix 1 The Lord Mayors' Shows, 1585-1639: summaryAppendix 2 Governance of the City of London; Bibliography; Index
Summary Pageantry and Power is the first full and in-depth cultural history of the Lord Mayor's Show in the early modern period. The book provides new insight into the culture and history of the London of Shakespeare's time and beyond
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Subject English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
Festivals in literature.
Pageants -- England -- London -- History -- 17th century.
Parades -- England -- London -- History -- 16th century.
Pageants -- England -- London -- History -- 16th century.
Parades -- England -- London -- History -- 17th century.
London (England) -- Social life and customs -- 16h century
London (England) -- Social life and customs -- 17th century.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1526130254 (electronic bk.)
9781526130259 (electronic bk.)