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Halloween : from pagan ritual to party night

Author: Nicholas Rogers
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Drawing on an array of sources, from classical history to Hollywood films, Rogers traces Halloween as it emerged from the Celtic festival of Samhain (summer's end), picked up elements of the Christian Hallowtide (All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day), arrived in North America as an Irish and Scottish festival, and evolved into an unofficial but large-scale holiday by the early 20th century. He examines the 1970s and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rogers, Nicholas.
Halloween.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002
(OCoLC)606877276
Online version:
Rogers, Nicholas.
Halloween.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002
(OCoLC)607745935
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Rogers
ISBN: 0195146913 9780195146912 0195168968 9780195168969
OCLC Number: 48964737
Description: x, 198 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Samhain and the Celtic origins of Halloween --
Festive rites : Halloween in the British Isles --
Coming over : Halloween in North America --
Razor in the apple : the struggle for a safe and sane Halloween, c. 1920-1990 --
Halloween goes to Hollywood --
Stepping out --
Border crossings --
Halloween at the millennium.
Responsibility: Nicholas Rogers.
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Boasting a complex history rooted in Celtic and Christian ritual, Halloween has evolved from ethnic celebration to a blend of street festival, fright night, and commercial enterprise. This history  Read more...

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