Early Modern Cultural Studies 1500–1700

The Figure of the Crowd in Early Modern London

The City and its Double

Authors: Munro, I.

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The Figure of the Crowd in Early Modern London examines the cultural phenomenon of the urban crowd in the context of early modern London's population crisis. The book explores the crowd's double function as a symbol of the city's growth and as the necessary context for the public performance of urban culture. Its central argument is that the figure of the crowd acts as a supplement to the symbolic space of the city, at once providing a tangible referent for urban meaning and threatening the legibility of that meaning through its motive force and uncontrollable energy.

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IAN MUNRO is a specialist in early modern theater, literature and culture. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1998 and now teaches at the University of Alberta, Canada.

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"Ian Munro s clever and informative account of London in the early modern period takes as its focus the dual nature of the growing metropolis - the city and its people - and argues that the two are inseparable but, surprisingly, finally amount to nothing. " - Renaissance Quarterly

"[A] clever and informative account of London in the early modern period". - Sharon A. Beehler, Montana State University - Bozeman


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Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Figure of the Crowd in Early Modern London
Book Subtitle
The City and its Double
Authors
Series Title
Early Modern Cultural Studies 1500–1700
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4039-7873-8
DOI
10.1057/9781403978738
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-6642-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-52951-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 255
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