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Halloween : from pagan ritual to party night

Halloween : from pagan ritual to party night

Author: Nicholas Rogers
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Ny utg.]View all editions and formats

Boasting a rich, complex history in Celtic and Christian ritual, Halloween has evolved from ethnic celebration to a blend of street festival, fright night, and vast commercial enterprise. In this  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Bok
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Rogers
ISBN: 0195168968 9780195168969
OCLC Number: 939151273
Description: x, 198 s. : illustrations ; 21 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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