Festival
(9,016 words)

1. General

1.1. Occasions

Festivals (from Latin festus, “joyful, festive”) interrupt the routine of the everyday world, to which they contrast as a temporally and spatially limited “anti-structure” of which they are the structuring element [21]. In the early modern period, festivals marked the phases of natural, social, or individual chronologies, which could be either cyclic or linear. Cyclic chronolo…

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Behringer, Wolfgang, Kranemann, Benedikt, Leppin, Volker, Petzolt, Martin, Rode-Breymann, Susanne and Rudtke, Tanja, “Festival”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 21 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_019205>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180126



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