Christmas in Ritual and Tradition

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Jazzybee Verlag, 2006 - Religion - 306 pages

This volume tries to show how Christmas is or has been kept in various lands and ages, and to trace as far as possible the origin of the pagan elements that have mingled with the Church's feast of the Nativity. It is full of bits of little-known Christmas lore and its aim is to build a rough outline map of the field of Christmas customs, and to bring together materials hitherto scattered through a multitude of volumes in various languages. 

 

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Contents

Preface
1
Introduction
3
Part IThe Christian Feast
11
Christmas Poetry Ii
28
Christmas In Liturgy And Popular Devotion
54
Christmas Drama
80
Postscript
107
Part IIPagan Survivals
110
Preface 1
1
Introduction 3
3
Part IThe Christian Feast 11
11
Christmas Poetry Ii 28
28
Christmas In Liturgy And Popular Devotion 54
54
Christmas Drama 80
80
Postscript 107
107
Part IIPagan Survivals 110
110

All Hallow Tide To Martinmas
132
St Clement To St Thomas
149
Christmas Eve And The Twelve Days
165
The Yule Log
180
The ChristmasTree Decorations And Gifts
187
Christmas Feasting And Sacrificial Survivals
202
Masking And The Boy Bishop
211
St Stephens St Johns And Holy Innocents Days222
222
New Years Day
228
Epiphany To Candlemas
238
Conclusion
254
Notes And Bibliography
257
Footnotes
287
All Hallow Tide To Martinmas 132
132
St Clement To St Thomas 149
149
Christmas Eve And The Twelve Days 165
165
The Yule Log 180
180
The ChristmasTree Decorations And Gifts 187
187
Christmas Feasting And Sacrificial Survivals 202
202
Masking And The Boy Bishop 211
211
St Stephens St Johns And Holy Innocents Days222
222
New Years Day 228
228
Epiphany To Candlemas 238
238
Conclusion 254
254
Notes And Bibliography 257
257
Footnotes 287
287

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