Civic processions in later medieval London

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"Ceremony and Civility skillfully demonstrates the didactic functions embedded in the oaths, processions, punishments, and other rituals of medieval London's wards, parishes, and gilds. Scholars and students alike will benefit from this multifaceted exploration of how the performance of power via ceremonies and rituals not only reinforced the social hierarchy of late medieval London 4/4(1).

Medieval London, like all premodern cities, had a largely immigrant population-only a small proportion of the inhabitants were citizens-and the newly.

Our Stores Are Open Book Annex Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events HelpPages:   The book includes an excellent map of London’s processional routes (p. 20), indicating the symbolic importance of the western commercial heart of the city and routes to Westminster.

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Elaborate public processions were used to articulate the relationship between the king and Londoners and they could also assert the Mayor’s control of potentially disorderly Author: Charlotte Berry. Ceremony and civility: civic culture in late medieval London Barbara A. Hanawalt 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.

Thomas Becket’s importance to the ceremonies and rituals of later medieval London is made clear in a book known as the Liber Albus (‘The White Book’), written by the chief clerk of the City John Carpenter in Marriage, Sex, and Civic Culture in Late Medieval London Shannon McSheffrey.

pages | 6 x 9 Cloth | ISBN | $s | Outside the Americas £ Ebook editions are available from selected online vendors A volume in the Middle Ages Series View table of contents and excerpt "A superb book, not only in terms of its sympathy with the evidence and concern.

Rebekah Perry holds a PhD in art and architectural history, with a specialization in Early Christian and medieval Europe and the Mediterranean. Her research integrates problems of visual culture, public performance, and civic space in the context of urban social and institutional history.

More of her work on medieval civic processions can be read in Space, Place, and Motion: Locating Confraternities in the Late Medieval. In her book on the mercantile community of medieval London, Pamela Nightingale describes early Cheapside's main function as "a market to sell the produce of St.

Paul's rural estates." West Cheap, the larger of the two markets, was situated in the west of the medieval city, beginning at the Great Conduit at the base of Old Jewry Street and. But that criticism aside, Barron’s book is a great contribution to our understanding of London and to medieval urban Civic processions in later medieval London book in general.

Notes. Gwyn A. Williams, Medieval London. From Commune to Capital ().Back to (1) Christopher Brooke assisted by Gillian Keir, London – the Shaping of a City ().Back to (2). Barron, Caroline M. London in the Later Middle Ages –The London Journal, Vol.

20, Issue. 2, p. This session considers the practice and performance of civic governance in later medieval cities, especially London and Bruges. recording in detail the practices of offices in London, including processions, ceremonies, costumes and paraphernalia.

In Bruges, while texts recording certain processions were much later, the images and objects. London’s civic ceremonies marked the relationships between the mayors and the crown, but also between denizens and their government, gild wardens and members, masters and apprentices, and parishioners and their church.

London, like all premodern cities, was made up of immigrants. The number of people who were citizens (who enjoyed the “freedom of the city”) was a small.

Bowles, E.A. (), ‘ Musical instruments in civic processions during the Middle Ages ’, Acta musicologica 33 Bukofzer, M. (), Studies in medieval and Renaissance music, New York Carpenter, N.C.

(), Music in the medieval and Renaissance universities, Norman, Okla. Religious processions are excluded, but this has the effect of excluding processions with strongly civic elements such as those at Whitsuntide, or the processions of thanksgiving and propitiation, for instance that at Martinmas for the recovery from illness of Francis I, which included the mayor and aldermen, and all the crafts, as well as.

Processions played an important role in the medieval religious year, particularly on saints' festivals and during the Holy Week leading up to Easter. They were also held on special occasions - at funerals, during prayers for rain or a good harvest, or when relics were formally moved (or 'translated') from one site to another.

The emphasis throughout the book is upon a performance-based analysis.

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Evidence from Records of Early English Drama, social, literary and cultural sources are drawn together in order to investigate how performances within the late Middle Ages were both shaped by, and shaped, the public image of women. Receiving Royals in Later Medieval York: Civic Ceremony and the Municipal Elite, – Article in Northern History 43(2) September with.

This article reassesses the value of a term that has proved very durable in late medieval historiography. It identifies three main research clusters using ‘civic religion’ (North American, Francophone and Germanic), and examines inherent problems with the term, particularly its association with ‘civil religion’ and its ambiguity of meaning, at once ‘urban’ (specific to towns).

By the end of the fourteenth century, after two centuries of civil unrest, London’s civic elite had finally won control of the government. They reinforced their position with the Liber Albus, a written record by John Carpenter of how elections for the mayor, sheriffs, aldermen, and other officials were to be conducted, including their oath takings.

Carpenter’s book relied on writings of. The interplay between the motives of Bruges’ wealthy citizens, its clergy and its Burgundian and Habsburg princely overlords in matters of public religious ceremony is the main underlying theme of Andrew Brown’s study Civic Ceremony and Religion in Medieval Bruges, c.

– In the introduction Brown first briefly sketches the. Medieval London — £ This is one of the beautifully produced 'Portfolio Artistic Monograph' series of books. Written by two Fellows of the Society of Antiquaries with access to drawings from their own, and the British Museum collections.

Midsummer Watch. In her book London Civic Theatre, Anne Lancashire explains that the Midsummer Watch was "The largest and most important annual or near-annual civic spectacle in London, in the first part of the sixteenth century".

() She continues to say that the Watch had grown into an extravagant procession that included "men in armour, musicians, cresset-bearers, giants, wildmen, morris dancers.

The focus of this study is upon the Corpus Christi plays, supplemented by other performance practices such as festive and social entertainments, civic parades, funeral processions and public punishments. The main argument relates to the traditional approaches to women's non-performance in the Corpus Christi dramas, but other factors are considered and analysed.

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. The chapter lays out a sampling of the different types of performance spaces used in the context of medieval English theatre and some major elements that are characteristic of those performance spaces (such as, for instance, the use of pageant vehicles in Corpus Christi drama and civic processions).

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The medieval streets of London were not just functional arteries for conveying people and goods. They were also ceremonial routes, the pathways for religious and civic processions that studded the calendar.

Central to this was the concept of the precinct and the linkages between them. C.M. Barron, London in the later middle ages. Government and people, – (Oxford, ), –3. The first reference to this post is found in Marchsee, Calendar of the letter books of the City of London – H, ed. R.R. Sharpe, 12 vols (London, –), vol.

8, –2. It should be noted that the exact amount of the salary. Beginning inall books listed in RMEMC are also part of SMEMC. Series introduction. Humanities research plays a vital role in contemporary civic life and offers human and humane insights into today’s greatest challenges.

Medieval Institute Publications is proud to take a stand for the humanities, and we are committed to the expansion of. “Processional Hymnody in the Later Middle Ages.” Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association 81 (): – DOI: / E-mail Citation» Picks up more or less where the article leaves off, but with less emphasis on the authors and more on the processions at which their poetic hymns were used.

2 CORNISH WILLSDevon and Cornwall Record Society, new series, 50,viii + pp. MEDIEVAL SCHOOLS, New Haven and London, Yale University Press,xvi + pp., 92 illustrations. (with John Chynoweth and Alexandra Walsham) RICHARD CAREW: THE SURVEY OF CORNWALL, Devon and Cornwall Record Society, new series, 47,viii + Missing: Civic processions.

"An introduction to medieval English theatre" in Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Theatre. ed. Richard Beadle and Alan J.

Fletcher. New York: Cambridge University Press,Jordan, Thomas. London's Glory or, The Lord Mayor's Show. London: unknown printer, (Primary source document obtained from Early English Books Online.Today, though many parades and processions have quite separate, independent origins, civic or republican equivalents of the Entry continue.

They include Victory parades, New York's traditional ticker-tape parades and the Lord Mayor's Show in London, dating back to and still preserving the Renaissance car, or float model.This authoritative book is the first comprehensive study of domestic buildings in London from about to the Great Fire in John Schofield describes houses and such related buildings as almshouses, taverns, inns, shops, and livery company halls, drawing on evidence from surviving buildings, archaeological excavations, documents, panoramas, drawn surveys and Missing: Civic processions.