Halloween Through Twenty Centuries

Autore: Ralph Linton, Adelin Linton
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 31,69 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 7170
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Halloween And Other Festivals Of Death And Life

Autore: Jack Santino
Editore: Univ. of Tennessee Press
ISBN: 9780870498138
Grandezza: 54,35 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 2592
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Essays discuss Halloween and related holidays and their adaptation to the modern world, including customs in Ulster, Pennsylvania, Newfoundland, Texas, the Canadian prairie, Vermont, Greenwich Village, and other places

Trick Or Treat

Autore: Lisa Morton
Editore: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1780230559
Grandezza: 21,99 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 640
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Every year, children and adults alike take to the streets dressed as witches, demons, animals, celebrities, and more. They carve pumpkins and play pranks, and the braver ones watch scary movies and go on ghost tours. There are parades, fireworks displays, cornfield mazes, and haunted houses—and, most important, copious amounts of bite-sized candy. The popularity of Halloween has spread around the globe to places as diverse as Russia, China, and Japan, but its association with death and the supernatural and its inevitable commercialization has made it one of our most misunderstood holidays. How did it become what it is today? In Trick or Treat, Halloween aficionado Lisa Morton provides a thorough history of this spooky day. She begins by looking at how holidays like the Celtic Samhain, a Gaelic harvest festival, have blended with the British Guy Fawkes Day and the Catholic All Souls’ Day to produce the modern Halloween, and she explains how the holiday was reborn in America, where costumes and trick-or-treat rituals have become new customs. Morton takes into account the influence of related but independent holidays, especially the Mexican Day of the Dead, as well as the explosion in popularity of haunted attractions and the impact of such events as 9/11 and the economic recession on the celebration today. Trick or Treat also examines the effect Halloween has had on popular culture through the literary works of Washington Irving and Ray Bradbury, films like Halloween and The Nightmare Before Christmas, and television shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The Simpsons. Considering the holiday in the context of its worldwide popularity for the first time, this book will be a treat for any Halloween lover.

The Cute And The Cool

Autore: Gary S. Cross
Editore: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195156668
Grandezza: 73,12 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 8449
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The cute child - spunky, yet dependent, naughty but nice - is largely a 20th-century invention. In this book, Gary Cross examines how that look emerged in American popular culture and how the cute turned into the cool, seemingly its opposite, in stories and games.

Evangelical Dictionary Of Theology

Autore: Walter A. Elwell
Editore: Baker Academic
ISBN: 0801020751
Grandezza: 38,76 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 2519
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An updated version of Elwell's Evangelical Dictionary of Theology with articles covering systematic, historical, and philosophical theology as well as theological ethics.

Evangelical Dictionary Of Theology Baker Reference Library

Autore: Walter A. Elwell
Editore: Baker Academic
ISBN: 1441200304
Grandezza: 16,22 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 1529
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Fifteen years after its original publication comes a thoroughly revised edition of the Evangelical Dictionary of Theology. Every article from the original edition has been revisited. With some articles being removed, others revised, and many new articles added, the result is a completely new dictionary covering systematic, historical, and philosophical theology as well as theological ethics.

Catalog Of Copyright Entries Third Series

Autore:
Editore: Copyright Office, Library of Congress
ISBN:
Grandezza: 28,52 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 5153
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Includes Part 1A: Books and Part 1B: Pamphlets, Serials and Contributions to Periodicals

Halloween

Autore: Lesley Bannatyne
Editore: Pelican Publishing Company
ISBN: 1455605530
Grandezza: 11,19 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 4584
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"Lesley Bannatyne's fascinating book . . . will be widely appealing to anyone who ever wondered where witches, trick-or-treating, and jack-o-lanterns really came from. It is by far the best book on the history of Halloween available today."--Alison Guss, senior producer,"The Haunted History of Halloween," The History Channel"An excellent resource for research into the history of holidays...in the United States...Highly Recommended."--The Book Report"Deserves attention as a recommended library acquisition with years of 'life' to its information."--The Midwest Book Review"Overflows with rich and provocative details of ritual, feasts, superstition, and devilment." --North Carolina Historical ReviewHalloween has evolved from the Celtic celebrations of 2,000 years ago to become today the fastest-growing holiday in the country. This, the only book to completely cover All Hallow's Eve, from its beginnings to the present, examines the ancient origins as well as its traditions and celebrations, from costuming to bobbing for apples. Jack-o-lanterns, black cats, and witches are explained. Ghosts, ghouls, and goblins lurk behind every page.The book traces the contributions of America's immigrants to the holiday, documenting the beliefs each ethnic group has added to the mix. Related recipes, poems, songs, and photos perfectly complement the meticulously documented text. The result is the most educational and entertaining examination of Halloween, its myths, and its truths.

Halloween

Autore: LEONARD R. N. ASHLEY
Editore: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469179504
Grandezza: 54,86 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 4160
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This big, informed, witty, and entertaining book, actually several books in one, covers all the aspects of the secular holiday unlike any other. Only the exhaustive is interesting. - Thomas Mann HALLOWEEN HISTORY AND TRADITION, THE JACK-O- LANTERN, TRICK OR TREAT, HOLIDAY FOLKLORE, MASKS AND VARIOUS COSTUMES, HALLOWEEN BUSINESS, HALLOWEEN AROUND THE WORLD, HALLOWEEN PARADES AND PARTIES, HALLOWEEN RECIPES AND PARTY IDEAS, HALLOWEEN STORIES AND OTHER LITERATURE, HUNDREDS OF BIG AND SMALL SCREEN DELIGHTS FOR YOUR WATCHING AT HALLOWEEN WITH A FULL, CASUAL, GIANT ANNOTATED FILMOGRAPHY, & COMMENTS ON HORROR IN ARTS OF YESTERDAY AND TODAY.

The Halloween Encyclopedia

Autore: Lisa Morton
Editore: McFarland Publishing
ISBN:
Grandezza: 57,27 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 2462
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Offers an alphabetical listing of topics relating to Halloween, including bobbing for apples, mumming, and witches.