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Festive Societies

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/9780801449567.003.0021
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the proliferation of lay festive societies in northern France between about 1450 and 1560 even as the clerical Feast of Fools was struggling to survive in the face of various ... 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


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


Prologue: A Letter from Paris

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/9780801449567.003.0027
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book reexamines the history of the Feast of Fools and locates it in its liturgical context. It first discusses a range of activities that have been mistakenly identified as precursors to or ... More


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