Abstract

In early modern London, metropolitan ambition, grounded as it was in merchandise, did not mesh easily with ancient Christian notions of salvation. Lancelot Andrewes announces a Jacobean rapprochement by recasting resurrection in commercial terms. Anthony Munday's Lord Mayor's shows Chruso-thriambos: The Triumphs of Golde (1611) and Chrysanaleia: The Golden Fishing, Or Honour of Fishmongers (1616) refine this emergent notion. In these pageants, blaring trumpets summon forth long-dead mayors who preside over a series of dazzling substitutions that culminate in a noisy marriage of commerce and Christianity, metropolis and theodicy.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1522-9270
Print ISSN
0039-3657
Pages
pp. 371-387
Launched on MUSE
2006-05-18
Open Access
No
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