Mummers, Maypoles and Milkmaids: A Journey Through the English Ritual Year download free [PDF and Ebook] by Sara Hannant

Mummers, Maypoles and Milkmaids: A Journey Through the English Ritual Year download free [PDF and Ebook] by Sara Hannant year 2011
  • Book name: Mummers, Maypoles and Milkmaids: A Journey Through the English Ritual Year
  • Author: Sara Hannant
  • Release date: 2011/1/15
  • Publisher: MERRELL PUBLISHERS LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Travel and Holiday Guides
  • ISBN: 9781858945590
  • Rating: 9.11 of 10
  • Votes: 550
  • Review by: Amayah Lin
  • Review rating: 9.82 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/15
  • Total pages: 176
  • Includes a PDF summary of 16 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: In Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, a man covered from head to toe in straw - the 'straw bear' - is paraded through the streets, accompanied by 250 dancers, musicians and performers, while in Ottery St Mary, Devon, a crowd gathers as townspeople hoist barrels of flaming tar on to their shoulders and carry them until they are too hot to handle. Award-winning photographer Sara Hannant has travelled the length and breadth of the country, capturing the seemingly bizarre regional rituals - costumed processions, symbolic dramatizations, traditional dances and fire ceremonies - that mark the changing seasons. Many of these customs claim an ancient origin, and are kept alive today by local communities. Hannant's vibrant photographs reflect her keen eye for the unexpected, offering a captivating and surprising study of English identity.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 11H38M7S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Places & Peoples: Pictorial Works, British & Irish History, Social & Cultural Anthropology, Sociology: Customs & Traditions, Social & Cultural History, Guidebooks, Sociology
  • Available formats: DOC, WORD, PDF, CSV, TXT, AZW3, HTM, EPUB. Compressed in LZMA, RAR, ZIP, LHA, TAR.7Z
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 31.87 USD
  • Dimensions: 212x256x20.32mm
  • Weight: 929.86g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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