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Halloween : from pagan ritual to party night

Author: Nicholas Rogers
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Series: OUP E-Books.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rogers, Nicholas.
Halloween.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002
(DLC) 2002017061
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Rogers
ISBN: 0195146913 9780195146912 9780195349108 0195349105 1280532084 9781280532085 9786610532087 6610532087 0195302982 9780195302981 0190287209 9780190287207
OCLC Number: 70738470
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 198 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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.
Series Title: OUP E-Books.
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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