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Innocents and Fools

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/9780801449567.003.0022
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter focuses on four French cities where lay and clerical festivities overlapped during Christmas week: Toul, Tournai, Amiens, and Clermont. It first considers Toul's clerical feast of the ... More


The Feast of the Subdeacons

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/9780801449567.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the feast of the subdeacons in relation to the Feast of Fools. Writing in Paris sometime between 1160 and 1164, John Beleth talked about the feast of the subdeacons and ... More


Our Lady of the Trellis

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/9780801449567.003.0024
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter explores the relationship (or supposed relationship) between the clerical Feast of Fools and Lille's major civic festival. Lille's major civic festival, which took place in early summer, ... More


Epilogue: Orange Peel in Antibes

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/9780801449567.003.0026
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This epilogue discusses Michel Neuré's fulmination against foolery in the Franciscan church in Antibes at the feast of the Innocents, which he articulated in Complaint to Gassendi (1645). One of the ... More


King of the Breeches

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/9780801449567.003.0023
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter explores the relationship (or supposed relationship) between the clerical Feast of Fools and Laon's festival of theater. During the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the people of Laon ... More


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