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Ceremony and civility : civic culture in late medieval London, Barbara A. Hanawalt

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Ceremony and civility : civic culture in late medieval London
Title
Ceremony and civility
Title remainder
civic culture in late medieval London
Statement of responsibility
Barbara A. Hanawalt
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Medieval London, like all premodern cities, had a largely immigrant population--only a small proportion of the inhabitants were citizens--and the newly arrived needed to be taught the civic culture of the city in order for that city to function peacefully. Ritual and ceremony played key roles in this acculturation process. In Ceremony and Civility, Barbara A. Hanawalt shows how, in the late Middle Ages, London's elected officials and elites used ceremony and ritual to establish their legitimacy and power. In a society in which hierarchical authority was most commonly determined by inheritance of title and office, or sanctified by ordination, civic officials who had been elected to their posts relied on rituals to cement their authority and dominance. Elections and inaugurations had to be very public and visually distinct in order to quickly communicate with the masses: the robes of office needed to distinguish the officers so that everyone would know who they were. The result was a colorful civic pageantry. Newcomers found their places within this structure in various ways. Apprentices entering the city to take up a trade were educated in civic culture by their masters. Gilds similarly used rituals, oath swearing, and distinctive livery to mark their members' belonging. But these public shows of belonging and orderly civic life also had a dark side. Those who rebelled against authority and broke the civic ordinances were made spectacles through ritual humiliations and public parades through the streets so that others could take heed of these offenders of the law. An accessible look at late medieval London through the lens of civic ceremonies and dispute resolution, Ceremony and Civility synthesizes archival research with existing scholarship to show how an ever-shifting population was enculturated into premodern London"--Provided by publisher
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DLC
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1941-
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Hanawalt, Barbara A.
Dewey number
942.1/204
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • London (England)
  • London (England)
  • City and town life
  • Political culture
  • Immigrants
  • Acculturation
  • Citizenship
  • Courtesy
  • Political customs and rites
  • Power (Social sciences)
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Ceremony and civility : civic culture in late medieval London, Barbara A. Hanawalt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1: The Urban Environment -- Chapter 2: The City and the Crown -- Chapter 3: Civic Rituals and Elected Officials -- Chapter 4: Rebellion and Submission -- Chapter 5: Gilds as Incubators for Citizenship -- Chapter 6: Civic Lessons for the Masses -- Conclusion -- Glossary
Control code
ocn985603940
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780190490430
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Lccn
2017021601
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)985603940
Label
Ceremony and civility : civic culture in late medieval London, Barbara A. Hanawalt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1: The Urban Environment -- Chapter 2: The City and the Crown -- Chapter 3: Civic Rituals and Elected Officials -- Chapter 4: Rebellion and Submission -- Chapter 5: Gilds as Incubators for Citizenship -- Chapter 6: Civic Lessons for the Masses -- Conclusion -- Glossary
Control code
ocn985603940
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780190490430
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Lccn
2017021601
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)985603940

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