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Sunday : a history of the first day from Babylonia to the Super Bowl

Author: Craig Harline
Publisher: New York : Yale University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For early Christians, the first day of the week was a time to celebrate the liturgy and observe the Resurrection. But over time, Sunday in the Western world took on other meanings and rituals,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Craig Harline
ISBN: 9780300167030 0300167032
OCLC Number: 653483668
Notes: Originally published: New York : Doubleday, a division of Random House, 2007.
Description: xv, 450 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: A word before (Super Bowl Sunday, recently) --
Sunday ascendant: origins to AD 800 --
Sunday middle-aged: an English village in 1300 --
Sunday reformed: a Dutch town in 1624 --
Sunday a la mode: Paris in the 1890s, in mid-spring --
Sunday obscured: Belgium, August 2, 1914 --
Sunday still: England between the wars --
Sunday all mixed up: The United States in the 1950s --
A word after: Asse, Belgium, the Annual Kiwanis Barbecue.
Responsibility: Craig Harline.

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