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Sacred folly : a new history of the Feast of Fools

Author: Max Harris
Publisher: Ithaca [N.Y.] : Cornell University Press, 2011.
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For centuries, the Feast of Fools has been condemned and occasionally celebrated as a disorderly, even transgressive Christian festival, in which reveling clergy elected a burlesque Lord of Misrule, presided over the divine office wearing animal masks or women's clothes, sang obscene songs, swung censers that gave off foul-smelling smoke, played dice at the altar, and otherwise parodied the liturgy of the church.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Harris, Max, 1949-
Sacred folly.
Ithaca [N.Y.] : Cornell University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2010035480
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Max Harris
ISBN: 9780801461613 0801461618
OCLC Number: 732957185
Language Note: In English.
Awards: Winner of Winner, Otto Grundler Book Prize given by the Medi.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 322 pages)
Contents: pt. 1. Before the Feast of Fools --
pt. 2. Shaping the Feast of Fools --
pt. 3. Supporting the Feast of Fools --
pt. 4. Suppressing the Feast of Fools --
pt. 5. Beyond the Feast of Fools.
Responsibility: Max Harris.
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