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Tossing a Ball in a French Cathedral

Max Harris

in Sacred Folly: A New History of the Feast of Fools

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449567
eISBN:
9780801461613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449567.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the liturgical ball game that was popular in some French cathedrals during the twelfth century and its connection to the Feast of Fools. Both the ball game and the Feast of ... More


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