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Pageantry and Power A Cultural History of the Early Modern Lord Mayor's Show 1585-1639

by Tracey Hill

Pageantry and Power A Cultural History of the Early Modern Lord Mayor's Show 1585-1639 Synopsis

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. This book is an invaluable resource for scholars and students of early modern literature, drama, history, civic culture, pageantry, urban studies, cultural geography, book history, as well as the interested general reader. -- .

Pageantry and Power A Cultural History of the Early Modern Lord Mayor's Show 1585-1639 Press Reviews

[Tracey] Hill is fast establishing herself as one of the most respected authorities on the Lord Mayor's pageant' and Pageantry and Power is 'heavyweight, seriously researched book [that] . makes a considerable contribution to advancing knowledge in this area Hill's Pageantry and Power is an impressive achievement, presenting an authoritative argument in accessible and largely jargon-free language. -- .

Book Information

ISBN: 9780719080104
Publication date: 28th October 2011
Author: Tracey Hill
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 416 pages
Categories: Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800, Social & cultural history, Pageants, parades, festivals,

About Tracey Hill

Tracey Hill is Head of the Department of English and Cultural Studies at Bath Spa University -- .

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