Traditional Festivals: A Multicultural Encyclopedia, Volume 1

ABC-CLIO
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This illustrated reference work covers a wide range of festivals that have sacred origins and are, or have been, part of a folk tradition, a world religion, or a major civilization.

* More than 150 A-Z entries on the content and context of each festival, tracing its historical development and geographic variations, from Ashura (Islam) to Whitsuntide (Christianity)

* 70 illustrations of festive rituals including photos of Belgium's Binche Carnival, Japan's Cherry Blossom Festival, and the Zulu Reed Dance

* Tables of dates for the major feasts in Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, as well as for the Chinese New Year

* Calendar graph showing at a glance the relative places of all the festivals discussed in the seasonal cycle of a single year

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About the author

Christian Roy, PhD, is a historian and a freelance translator and researcher. He is currently a member of the International Troeltsch-Tillich Project, preparing French editions of these two German theologians' works, based at Laval University, Quebec City, Quebec.

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ABC-CLIO
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Published on
Dec 31, 2005
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Pages
548
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ISBN
9781576070895
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English
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Social Science / Popular Culture
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