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Festivals
(1,222 words)

The church calendar was fundamental to the structure of the annual cycle of medieval festivals (→liturgy and pastoral care). The dates of many major Christian festivals were of pagan origin. Celebration of the birth of…

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Gerd Schwerhoff, “Festivals”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages. Consulted online on 20 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_bema_SIM_033792>
First published online: 2016



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