A fresh look at the crowd in relation to the urbanising process and the civic culture it inspired.
Table of ContentsList of illustrations; List of figures, maps and tables; Preface; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Part I. Theory and Method: 1. The crowd and history: problems of historiography; 2. The crowd in history: problems of definition and method; Part II. Patterns, Procedures and Power: 3. Introduction: the ordering of the urban environment; 4. Contexts for crowds in four towns: Bristol, Liverpool, Norwich and Manchester; 5. Time, work and the occurrence of crowds; 6. Symbolism, ritual and the location of crowds; 7. Masses and masses: the language of crowd description; Part III. Cases, Causes and Contingencies: 8. Introduction: corporate bodies; 9. Meetings and elections; 10. Celebration and ceremonial; 11. Riot and revolt; 12. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
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