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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. List of figures
  2. pp. viii-x
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. 1. ‘From low-obscure Beginnings raysde to Fame’: critical and historical contexts of the Lord Mayor’s Show
  2. pp. 1-52
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  1. 2. ‘Our devices for that solemne and Iouiall daye’: the writers, the artificers and the livery companies
  2. pp. 53-117
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  1. 3. ‘A day of well Compos’d Variety of Speach and shew’: bringing the Shows to life
  2. pp. 118-213
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  1. 4. ‘A briefe narration of each seuerall shew’: the Show from street to print
  2. pp. 214-269
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  1. 5. ‘To prune and dresse the Tree of Gouernment’: political and contemporary contexts of the Shows
  2. pp. 270-336
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  1. Appendix 1. The Lord Mayors’ Shows, 1585–1639: summary
  2. pp. 337-342
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  1. Appendix 2. Governance of the City of London
  2. pp. 343-344
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 345-378
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 379-396
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781526130259
MARC Record
OCLC
1085650417
Pages
416
Launched on MUSE
2021-11-03
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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