Journals Higher Education



Published: 25 July 2017

248 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190490393

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Ceremony and Civility

Civic Culture in Late Medieval London

Barbara A. Hanawalt

  • The first full-length book treatment of civic ceremony in medieval London
  • Addresses the problem of how to educate a largely immigrant and illiterate population about civic officials, government, laws and ordinances, and expected behavior in medieval London
  • Includes descriptions and analyses of official ceremonies and rituals of both the government and various gilds, as well as the humiliation ceremonies for those who broke laws or slandered or attacked public figures