Traditional Festivals: A Multicultural Encyclopedia, Volume 1

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ABC-CLIO, 2005 - Social Science - 548 pages
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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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Contents

A Multicultural Encyclopedia A
1
A Multicultural Encyclopedia B
27
A Multicultural Encyclopedia C
41
A Multicultural Encyclopedia D
85
A Multicultural Encyclopedia E
121
A Multicultural Encyclopedia F
151
A Multicultural Encyclopedia G
161
A Multicultural Encyclopedia H
189
A Multicultural Encyclopedia P
349
A Multicultural Encyclopedia Q
381
A Multicultural Encyclopedia R
383
A Multicultural Encyclopedia S
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A Multicultural Encyclopedia T
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A Multicultural Encyclopedia U
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A Multicultural Encyclopedia V
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A Multicultural Encyclopedia W
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A Multicultural Encyclopedia I
205
A Multicultural Encyclopedia J
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A Multicultural Encyclopedia K
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A Multicultural Encyclopedia L
237
A Multicultural Encyclopedia M
257
A Multicultural Encyclopedia N
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A Multicultural Encyclopedia O
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A Multicultural Encyclopedia X
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A Multicultural Encyclopedia Y
501
A Multicultural Encyclopedia Z
505
A Multicultural Encyclopedia Appendixes
507
A Multicultural Encyclopedia Index
531
A Multicultural Encyclopedia About the Author
549
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About the author (2005)

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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