THE MEDIEVAL CHRISTMAS

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The Medieval Christmas

Author : Sophie Jackson
ISBN : 9780750956086
Genre : History
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Medieval Christmas – roaring fires, Yule logs, boar’s head on a platter and carols. So many of our best-loved traditions have their origins in the medieval period that it would be impossible to imagine the season without holly and ivy, carol singers calling from door to door and a general sense of celebration in the face of the harshest season. Sophie Jackson investigates the roots of the Christmas celebration in this beautifully illustrated book. She offers guidance for re-creating elements of the medieval Christmas at home, tips on decorations, instructions for playing medieval games and recipes for seasonal dishes. Fascinating facts about some of our most cherished customs, such as the nativity crib, are unearthed, as are some that are less well known – wassailing the apple trees, the ritual beating of children on 28 December and the appointment of a Lord of Misrule and a boy bishop. Lively and entertaining, this book illuminates the medieval Christmas, showing how the traditions of the Middle Ages continue to delight us today.
Category: History

A Medieval Christmas

Author : William Tyndale
ISBN : 0711210578
Genre : Religion
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The Christmas story is recreated here in all its medieval majesty, from the deep blues and greens and rich reds of Horenbout's Nativity, to the marvelously detailed Annunciation to the Shepherds by the Master of the Duke of Bedford. The text is taken from William Tyndale's New Testament translation and is illustrated using illuminated manuscripts from the collection of the British Library. With a pictorial index at the end of the book to provide details about the manuscripts and illustrators, this is a Christmas gift to be treasured by young and old alike.
Category: Religion

A Medieval Christmas Gr 4 6

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ISBN : 9781770725959
Genre : Education
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Turn your classroom into a great hall and celebrate Christmas with your students, medieval style. Includes information cards with follow-up activities focus on Christmas in the Middle Ages, Mumming, Medieval Traditions, St. George and the Dragon, a Christmas Feast in the Middle Ages and Saint Nicholas. Students are asked to compare a Medieval Christmas to a modern-day Christmas.
Category: Education

All Things Medieval An Encyclopedia Of The Medieval World 2 Volumes

Author : Ruth A Johnston
ISBN : 9780313364631
Genre : History
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This insightful survey of the "things" of medieval Europe allows modern readers to understand what they looked like, what they were made of, how they were created, and how they were used. • Provides information on a comprehensive range of topics from agriculture to zoos, and also includes books, castles, minstrels, clothing and universities • Provides bibliographic lists of suggested reading following each entry, with a full bibliography at the end • Appropriate for both high school and lower-level undergraduate students
Category: History

A Medieval Christmas

Author : Ignatius Press
ISBN : 0898709911
Genre : Religion
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The Christmas story is illustrated with selections from the Book of Hours at the British Library.
Category: Religion

The Feast Of Christmas

Author : Joseph F. Kelly
ISBN : 9780814639320
Genre : Religion
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Many Christians struggle to balance the religious and secular elements of Christmas, but the history of the feast shows that this is nothing new. The religious Christmas has changed over the centuries and, contrary to many critics, is thriving today. This brief, accessible account will explain that: The first Christians did not celebrate Christmas at al. The earliest mention of the feast occurs in the fourth century. In the Middle Ages Christmas moved into northern Europe where it became a major winter festival, competing with the pagan Yule. During the sixteenth century some Christians objected to Christmas because they claimed it had no biblical foundation. In England and New England the Puritans made it a crime to celebrate it! The modern secular Christmas arose in the nineteenth century, but the religious Christmas continued to grow in popularity and meshed well with the developing emphasis on Christmas as a day for family and friends. In today's world, rampant consumerism threatens the religious Christmas, but it continues not only to survive but to flourish, taking on new life and new forms. By tracing these and other aspects of the religious celebration of Christmas through the centuries, Joseph F. Kelly does much more than provide us with interesting facts. He reassures us that though the religious Christmas may not be in its traditional form, it is indeed alive and well, and has a bright and promising future. Joseph F. Kelly, PhD, is professor of religious studies at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. He is author of The Origins of Christmas, An Introduction to the New Testament for Catholics, The Collegeville Church History Timeline, The Birth of Jesus According to the Gospels, and The Ecumenical Councils of the Catholic Church, al published by Liturgical Press.
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The Medieval Boy Bishops

Author : Neil Mackenzie
ISBN : 9781780880082
Genre : Boy bishops
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In the mid-seventeenth century, clergyman John Gregory made a surprise discovery in Salisbury Cathedral that began to reveal the truth of the Boy Bishops. The Boy Bishops of the Middle Ages, following widespread and popular custom, supplanted the true bishops in their cathedrals for a period of time during the Christmas season.This strange and largely forgotten tradition, stretching from the early Middle Ages to the present day, gives a fascinating insight into the medieval world and its legacy. Elected by their fellows, these Boy Bishops exercised their power in cathedrals, churches and beyond, right across Europe. They controlled services, directed the clergy, enjoyed lavish entertainment, went on visitations to great noble and religious houses and received huge sums of money. However, the topsy-turvy reign of a Boy Bishop was often accompanied by bitter eclesiastical arguments, violence, civil unrest and even murder. It is a little-known fact that the Boy Bishop tradition is still alive today.The Medieval Boy Bishops will appeal to those interested in religious history, the peculiarities of the medieval world and the place of children in society. Author Neil was inspired to write the book by his passion for English literature and history. “I was fascinated by the idea of Boy Bishops,” says Neil. “I’m trying to bring back to life a largely forgotten corner of medieval history.” This book will revive interest in a fascinating but neglected area of medieval history in the same way as books such as A Very English Deceit, Longitude and The Mechanical Turk have done for more recent history.
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Everyday Life In Medieval London

Author : Toni Mount
ISBN : 9781445615646
Genre : History
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Step back in time to medieval London to find out about the lives of those working and living there.
Category: History