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Halloween : pagan ritual to party night

Author: Nicholas Rogers
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Rogers
ISBN: 0195146913 9780195146912
OCLC Number: 223501303
Description: x, 198 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction; 1. Samhain and the Celtic Origins of Halloween; 2. Festive Rites: Halloween in the British Isles; 3. Coming Over: Halloween in North America; 4. Razor in the Apple: The Struggle for a Safe and Sane Halloween, c. 1920-1990; 5. Halloween Goes to Hollywood; 6. Stepping Out; 7. Border Crossings; 8. Halloween at the Millenium
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"Halloween is a rich mix of historical detail and keen cultural observation about the holiday in North America. He reaches far back to the festival's pagan roots and follows its development into a Read more...

 
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