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

Hill, T (2011) Pageantry and power: a cultural history of the early modern Lord Mayor's Show, 1585-1639. Manchester University Press, Manchester. ISBN 9780719080104

Abstract

'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.

Item Type: Book
Keywords: Literature & literary studies, Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
Divisions: Research Office / Professional Services
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2013 11:40
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2016 15:52
URI: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/700
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