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Author Harris, Max, 1949-

Title Sacred folly : a new history of the Feast of Fools / Max Harris
Published Ithaca [N.Y.] : Cornell University Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (x, 322 pages) : map
Contents I: Before the Feast of fools -- The Kalends of January -- The Holy City of Byzantium -- Roman games -- Herod in Germany -- Tossing a ball in a French cathedral -- II: Shaping the Feast of Fools -- The Feast of the Subdeacons -- The Feast of the ass -- The complaints of innocent III -- The office of the circumcision -- The plays of Daniel and Joseph -- III: Supporting the feast of fools -- Chapter support -- Rumors of disorder -- A spirited defense -- Youth groups, coal dust, and cow dung -- Outside France -- IV: Suppressing the Feast of Fools -- Jean Gerson and the Auxerre affair -- Trouble in St.-Omer and Noyon -- Troyes, sens, and the Council of Basel -- Rereading the letter from Paris -- A durable feast -- V: Beyond the Feast of Fools -- Festive societies -- Innocents and fools -- King of the Breeches -- Our lady of the Trellis -- Mother Fool -- Epilogue: orange peel in Antibes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-314) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Feast of Fools -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0801461618 (electronic bk.)
9780801461613 (electronic bk.)