Author: Joanna Bogle
Publisher: Gracewing Publishing
"A Book of Feasts and Seasons" recaptures the lost traditions surrounding major feasts and festivals--every occasion of the Christian Year.
Author: Jan A. Wagenaar
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
The book focusses on the origin and transformation of the priestly festival calendar. Since the epoch-making work of Julius Wellhausen at the end of the 19th century the differences between the various ancient Israelite festival calendars have often been explained in terms of a gradual evolution, which shows an increasing historicisation, denaturalisation and ritualisation. The festivals were in Wellhausen's view gradually detached from agricultural conditions and celebrated more and more at fixed points in the year. This study tries to show that the changes in the priestly festival calendar reflect a conscious effort to adapt the ancient Israelite festival calendar to the semi-annual layout of the Babylonian festival year. The ramifications of the change only come to the fore after a careful study of the agricultural conditions of ancient Israel - and Mesopotamia - makes clear that passover and the festival of unleavened bread were originally celebrated in the second month of the year. The first month of the year envisaged by the priestly festival calendar for the celebration of passover and the festival of unleavened bread in turn mirrors the date of one of the two semi-annual Babylonian New Year festivals. The two Babylonian New Year festivals were celebrated exactly six months apart at the vernal and autumnal equinoxes. In order to adapt the ancient Israelite festival calendar to the Babylonian scheme with two New Year festivals a year, the date of passover and the festival of unleavened bread had to be moved up by one month. The consequences for the origin of passover, the festival of unleavened bread, the festival of weeks and the festival of huts are charted and the relations between the various ancient Israelite festival calendars are determined anew.
A Practical Handbook
Author: Anton Shone,Bryn Parry
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
Category: Business & Economics
This is the essential guide for anyone who needs to know how to organize a special event?a festival, a celebration party, a media launch or an annual fete. The text contains clear, step-by-step guide including planning, budgeting, marketing and organization; a wide range of informative case studies from around Europe, including suggested websites and sources of reference material to consult and a set of useful planning forms to assist hose new to events organization. The authors? combination of industry experience, expertise and a lively approach makes this an ideal textbook for students of Events Management and related courses, as well as providing a valuable handbook for those new to organizing events. This is the essential guide for anyone who needs to know how to organize a special event?a festival, a celebration party, a media launch or an annual fete. The text contains clear, step-by-step guide including planning, budgeting, marketing and organization; a wide range of informative case studies from around Europe, including suggested websites and sources of reference material to consult and a set of useful planning forms to assist hose new to events organization. The authors? combination of industry experience, expertise and a lively approach makes this an ideal textbook for students of Events Management and related courses, as well as providing a valuable handbook for those new to organizing events.
Author: Signe Isager,Jens Erik Skydsgaard
The initial focus of Ancient Greek Agriculture is firmly on the art of agriculture proper, the tools and the technique, the plants cultivated and the animals reared. Thereafter, Isager and Skydsgaard focus on the position of agriculture in the society of gods and men in the Greek city-states . The arguments of Ancient Greek Agriculture are strengthened by the book's close adherence to contemporary Greek sources, literary as well as archaeological, avoiding the use of later as well as Roman material.
Author: Angela Wood,John Logan,Jenny Rose
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
Providing a three stage series covering the whole of Key stage 3, this series ensures a complete picture of the major religions practised in the UK today.
A guide to the religions and celebrations in our multicultural society
Author: Christine Howard
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
A must-have guide for early years practitioners designed to help explain world religions and festivals to young children in a way that is meaningful to them. This guide is designed to be a practical guide to explaining the main five world faiths to young children, as well some lesser-known faiths to young children in a way that makes sense to young children. The book is also full of activity ideas to tie in to a range of religious festivals throughout the year. Each festival contains background information on the festival and why it first started, as well as activities to encourage children's learning. Introducing young children is vital in our multi-cultural and multi-faith society, and this title will provide all early years practitioners with ideas on how to teach children to value diversity and respect other children's views and backgrounds.
Holidays and Celebrations in American Life
Author: Jack Santino
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Category: Social Science
Whether they're decorating Easter trees or celebrating Wagner's birthday by playing recordings of his Ring cycle operas and incinerating a model of Valhalla on an outdoor barbecue to the closing strains of "Gotterdämerung," Americans know both how to create and how to celebrate holidays! Jack Santino's guide to such frivolity is a wonderfully readable exploration of holidays, periods of festivity, and life-cycle rituals and celebrations. Santino draws on history, anthropology, popular culture, and folklore to show the intricate relationships between holidays and the roles that celebrations and rituals play in people's lives. Jack Santino, a professor of popular culture at Bowling Green University, is the author of Miles of Smiles, Years of Struggle: Stories of Black Pullman Porters and Halloween and Other Festivities of Death and Life.
Author: Michelle Higgs
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Step into the past and experience the sights, sounds and smells of Victorian England, from clothing to cuisine, toilet arrangements to transport _ and everything in between!??HAVE YOU EVER IMAGINED what it would be like to visit the Victorian era? How would you find the best seat on an omnibus, deal with unwanted insects and vermin, get in and out of a vehicle while wearing a crinoline, and avoid catching an infectious disease? Michelle Higgs answers all these questions, and reveals the minutiae of Victorian daily life. Drawing on a wide range of sources, this book blends accurate historical details with compelling stories to bring the period to life. A must-read for seasoned social history fans, costume drama lovers, history students and anyone with an interest in the nineteenth century.??Discover the hidden details of history, from how to fend off pickpockets to the correct way to fasten a corset.??As featured in the Express & Star and Black Country Bugle.
Author: William Matthew Flinders Petrie
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Social Science
A 1906 account of archaeological work in the Sinai Peninsula, notably at Serabit el-Khadim, where the Proto-Sinaitic script was discovered.
A Calendar of Earth-Focused Festivals That Align the Planet with the Galaxy
Author: Richard Leviton
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The spiritual world blesses the Earth at least 58 times a year-here's how you can join the party. Do you think folklore customs about solstices and equinoxes and other regular celebration days are quaint holdovers from the past? Not so. Do you sometimes wish there were a way to include the entire planet in a meditation practice? There is, and it's called the geomantic year. At least 58 times a year the spiritual world-angels, archangels, Ascended Masters, Star-Angels, even the Supreme Being-tunes in to the Earth, blesses, and even heals it in real-time day-long events. Our planet is constantly receiving input from the cosmos and heavenly realms. It's all part of a rhythmic maintenance calendar in which the Earth is enlivened, and all of humanity is invited to participate. This book shows you how. What kinds of events? On Epiphany, January 6, the Christ focuses on the planet to birth his Light. On Bifrost Paints the Planet, April 10, the Great Bear constellation envelopes the Earth in 14 rays of light. On Michaelmas, September 29, the Archangel Michael cleanses the Earth's sacred sites and all their "plumbing." Other events in the geomantic year involve stars, Nature Spirits, holy mountains, River-gods, Pleiadians, Hollow Earth dwellers, Grail Kings, volcano spirits, the Great Mother, and much more. The Geomantic Year documents 58 festival dates that focus on the Earth through its sacred sites, and it provides 58 simple meditations to help you participate. And it offers 12 informative essays linking Earth energies with hot topics such as the Illuminati and world control, parallel universes, the world's gold supply, the Ghost Dance, the Fall of Man, Earth and climate changes, and the apocalyptic year 2012. Why not get out your appointment book and pencil in a few dates: the Earth's expecting you!
celebrating the spiritual seasons of the year
Author: Hugo Slim
Category: Health & Fitness
A lively and informative guide to the seasons and festivals of the Christian year. The book is filled with ideas for personal and family celebrations that should enrich the pattern of daily life for young and old alike
A Resource Book of Multicultural Materials and Programs
Author: Olga R. Kuharets,Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table
Publisher: American Library Association
Offers suggestions for utilizing cultural materials and multicultural programming within schools and libraries, including African, Caribbean, Korean, and Native American perspectives.
Hippolytus Guarinonius and the Brothers Felix and Thomas Platter
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Feste, Zeremonien, Theater und Volksmedizin in den Beschreibungen von Felix und Thomas Platter.
Author: Editors of Time Out
Publisher: Time Out Guides
Madrid has gone from shanty town to imperial capital in the last seven centuries. The local writers of Time Out Madrid assist travelers in seeing the city as a native, suggesting where to stay, eat, shop and experience its cultural offerings. Famed for its wild nights and lazy days, Madrid provides a whole lot more, from spectacular opera productions, chirpy folkloric zarzuela, and cutting-edge cuisine to ancient, tiled tabernas, designer-shoe shopping, and numerous flea markets. Written by resident journalists, Time Out Madrid also covers the artistic jewels housed in the Prado, Thyssen, and Reina Sofia, as well as the etiquette of watching a bullfight or joining in with a flamenco performance, as well as where to stay and how to escape the city heat. Also included are the intriguing stories behind some of the city’s best-known paintings, where to find gourmet tapas, the yoga centers, spas, and Turkish baths. Climbing, skiing, and hang-gliding are all within reach of the city, and suggested trips out of town are also recommended.