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Carnival and other Christian festivals : folk theology and folk performance

Author: Max Harris
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2003.
Series: Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long series in Latin American and Latino art and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Publisher's description: With a riotous mix of saints and devils, street theater and dancing, and music and fireworks, Christian festivals are some of the most lively and colorful spectacles that occur in Spain and its former European and American possessions. That these folk celebrations, with roots reaching back to medieval times, remain vibrant in the high-tech culture of the twenty-first century strongly  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Harris, Max, 1949-
Carnival and other Christian festivals.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2003
(OCoLC)656838973
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Max Harris
ISBN: 0292705522 9780292705524 0292701918 9780292701915
OCLC Number: 52208546
Description: xi, 282 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Days of Saints and Virgins --
1. Demons and Dragons (Catalonia) --
2. Flowers for Saint Tony (Aragon) --
3. El Mas Chiquito de To' Los Santos (Puerto Rico) --
4. The Cross-Dressed Virgin on a Tightrope (Mexico) --
5. A Polka for the Sun and Santiago (Mexico) --
pt. 2. Corpus Christi --
6. Dancing under Friendly Fire (Catalonia) --
7. A Confraternity of Jews (Castile --
La Mancha) --
8. Saint Sebastian and the Blue-eyed Blacks (Peru) --
pt. 3. Carnivals --
9. A Scattering of Ants (Galicia) --
10. The Bandit and the Fat Man (Navarre) --
11. Safe for the Bourgeoisie (Belgium) --
12. Devils and Decorum (Trinidad) --
13. The Sins of the Carnival Virgin (Bolivia).
Series Title: Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long series in Latin American and Latino art and culture.
Responsibility: by Max Harris.
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Explores and develops principles for understanding the folk theology underlying patronal saints' day festivals, feasts of Corpus Christi, and Carnivals through a series of accounts of these  Read more...

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