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The Wearing of the Green: A History of St Patrick's Day, Cronin, Mike; Adair, Daryl
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Author Name    Cronin, Mike; Adair, Daryl

Title   The Wearing of the Green: A History of St Patrick's Day

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   As New

Jacket Condition   As New

Edition   First

Publisher   London & New York Routledge 2002

ISBN Number    041518004X / 9780415180047

Seller ID   027189

An unmarked as new copy. "Every year, all over the world, millions of Irish people, both native and by descent, together with their non-Irish friends, celebrate the life of a man who died over 1,500 years ago. St. Patrick's Day is a boisterous festival of parading and revelry, dancing and drinking, emblazoned with shamrocks and harps, and all in emerald green."

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The full history of St. Patrick's day is captured here for the first time in The Wearing of the Green.

Illustrated with photos, the book spans the medieval origins, steeped in folklore and myth, through its turbulent and troubled times when it acted as fuel for fierce political argument, and tells the fascinating story of how the celebration of 17th March was transformed from a stuffy dinner for Ireland's elite to one of the world's most public festivals.

Looking at more general Irish traditions and Irish communities throughout the world, Mike Cronin and Daryl Adair follow the history of this widely celebrated event, examining how the day has been exploited both politically and commercially, and they explore the shared heritage of the Irish through the development of this unique patriotic holiday.

Highly informative for students of history, cultural studies and sociology, and an absolute delight for anyone interested in the fascinating and unique culture of Ireland.

Price = 25.00 AUD

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