Medieval Celebrations: How to Plan Holidays, Weddings, and Reenactments with Recipes, Customs, Costumes, Decorations, Songs, Dances, and Games

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Stackpole Books, 2001 - History - 149 pages
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  • Steps for re-creating an accurate medieval celebration
  • Ideas for activities at Christmas, Easter, weddings, and parties

    In this handy guide, medieval historians Daniel Diehl and Mark Donnelly provide ideas and instructions for planning an authentic medieval celebration, complete with guidelines on proper table manners, lyrics and music for festive songs and dances, rules for games, plans for decorating the dining hall, food and drink recipes, and period costume patterns. Specific information is offered for holiday celebrations and wedding services and receptions.

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    User Review  - tiffanythegreat - Overstock.com

    I got this book on a whim thinking I would use it for research. It has a lot of good information and the pictures of the two authors are hilarious. Ive decided to have a medieval party just because ... Read full review

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    User Review  - JoClare - LibraryThing

    A great resource for any medievalist, or party-planner, this well illustrated reference book shares lots of creative ways to "medievalize" your next party. Read full review

    Contents

    How to Host a Medieval Feast
    1
    Medieval Celebrations
    3
    Calendar of Medieval Holidays
    7
    Christmas Celebrations
    15
    Weddings
    23
    Decorating in the Medieval Style
    39
    Medieval Manners
    45
    The Menu
    51
    A Mummers Play
    79
    Songs Ballads and Carols
    83
    Dances
    111
    Costumes and Clothing
    117
    Checklist
    136
    Sources
    139
    Bibliography
    141
    Filmography
    143

    Recipes
    55
    Drinks and Thirst Slakers
    65
    Games and Pastimes
    69
    Metric Conversions
    145
    Index
    147
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    About the author (2001)

    Daniel Diehl has collaborated with Mark Donnelly on 18 books and more than 100 hours of documentary television, including programs for the Discovery, History, and Biography channels.

    Mark Donnelly has collaborated with Dan Diehl on many books and more than 100 hours of documentary television, including programs for the Discovery, History, and Biography channels.

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