Author: Diane Ney

Publisher: Dramatic Publishing

ISBN: 9781583423608

Category: American drama (Comedy)

Page: 32

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Chaucer's Pilgrims

An Historical Guide to the Pilgrims in The Canterbury Tales


Author: Laura C. Lambdin,Robert T. Lambdin

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275966294

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 398

View: 3351

Provides a detailed historical description of the occupations of each of the pilgrims in Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales," with each entry placing their vocation in historical context and discussing the daily routine of the pilgrim's occupation.

Daily Life in the Pilgrim Colony 1636


Author: Paul Erickson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395988411

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Outlines the origins and purpose of the New Plymouth Colony, and details the home life, labor, material conditions, and other aspects of life for a typical family sixteen years after the colony was established.

Writers and Pilgrims

Medieval Pilgrimage Narratives and Their Posterity


Author: Donald Roy Howard

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520039261

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 133

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Performing the Pilgrims

A Study of Ethnohistorical Role-Playing at Plimoth Plantation


Author: Stephen Eddy Snow,Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781604731811

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 241

View: 3545

A scholarly inquiry into how portrayals of the Pilgrims evolved from glorification to more accurate reconstruction of history through performance The various ways in which the Pilgrims have been represented over the past three hundred years reflect important changes in American culture. This study of a phenomenon at Plimoth Plantation reveals a pattern created by progressive cultural forces in the United States to establish historical accuracy. It traces the transformation in the styles of portraying the cultural history of one of America's earliest immigrant groups, the Pilgrims of Plymouth, Massachusetts. In the nineteenth century the Pilgrim story was romanticized in poetry and paintings. The purpose of such portrayals was glorification, not historical accuracy. After the fourth Thursday of every November was designated by President Lincoln as Thanksgiving Day, the Pilgrim image became ubiquitous in American popular culture. Those simple, hardworking settlers of one of America's first towns began to assume mythic proportions.This study of how the Pilgrims have been represented in American cultural life mainly focuses on the development of the performances in the Living Museum of Seventeenth Century Plymouth at Plimoth Plantation.After World War II a plan was devised to replicated the First Street of Plymouth. By the late 1950s Pilgrim houses were reconstructed, and mannequins depicted scenes of Pilgrim life. Docents, dressed in somewhat inauthentic period garb, described the historical significance of the tableaux. The cultural revolution of the 1960s brought also a revolution in the style of representing the Pilgrims. In an attempt to define the real Pilgrims, the idea of sainted ancestors was eradicated. James Deetz, an anthropologist from Harvard, established a new approach to ethnohistorical research. In portraying the Pilgrims in this era, reenactors made no attempt to glorify but instead to give earnest assessment of all ethnographic data available and to re-create an authentic Pilgrim. Deetz and his colleagues established a living museum in which history was no longer described and discussed, but, rather, reenacted.This book documents and analyzes the momentous shift in the style of representing the history at Plimoth Plantation. It closely examines the emergence of the first-person, role-playing re-creation that is based upon performing ethnography.An important work in the field of performance studies, it explores postmodern cultural forces at work in the late twentieth century. Stephen Snow, Ph.D., RDT-BCT, is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Creative Arts Therapies at Concordia University in Montreal. Most recently, he completed a three-year project (2005-2008) in Performance Ethnography with adults with developmental disabilities at Concordia's Centre for the Arts in Human Development, of which he is a Co-Founder.

Mayflower Pilgrims


Author: Edmund Carpenter

Publisher: Christian Liberty Press

ISBN: 9781930092174

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 250

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Pilgrims and Pilgrimage in Ancient Greece


Author: Matthew Dillon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135099804

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 7419

This volume explores the religious motivations for pilgrimage and reveals the main preoccupations of worshippers in Ancient Greece. Dillon examines the main sanctuaries of Delphi, Epidauros and Olympia, as well as the less well-known oracle of Didyma in Asia Minor and the festivals at the Isthmus of Corinth. He discusses the modes of travel to the sites, means of communication between pilgrims and the religious and ritual practices at the sanctuaries themselves. A unique insight into pilgrimage in Ancient Greece is presented, focusing on the diverse aspects of pilgrimage; the role of women and children, the religious festivals of particular ethnic groups and the colourful celebrations involving music, athletics and equestrian events. Pilgrims and Pilgrimage in Ancient Greece is an accessible and fascinating volume, which reveals how the concept of pilgrimage contributes to Greek religion as a whole.

Political Pilgrims

Western Intellectuals in Search of the Good Society


Author: N.A

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412831208

Category: Political Science

Page: 526

View: 2489

Hvad var det, der får kendte vestlige intellektuelle til at beundre forskellige kommunistiske systemer og forkaste deres egne landes liberale? Hvorfor søge idealer i fjerne, ikke så godt kendte, lande?.

Pilgrims and Pilgrimage in the Medieval West


Author: Diana Webb

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781860646492

Category: Religion

Page: 290

View: 6622

Pilgrimage was an integral part of both medieval religion and medieval life, and from its origins in the fourth-century Mediterranean world it spread rapidly to Northern Europe as a pan-European devotional phenomenon. Concentrating on the medieval Latin West, this book covers the period spanning the growth in pilgrimage during the seventh century to the Protestant Reformation in the 16-century, when pilgrimage ceased to be a vital part of European Christian culture. It draws extensively upon original source materials accounts of pilgrimage, guidebooks, chronicles, wills, covert memos, and state documents, thereby seeking to uncover the motives of the pilgrims themselves as well as details of and attitudes towards their preparations, journeys, shrines, and eventual destinations (particularly Jerusalem, Compostela, and Rome).