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

By: Cronin, Mike; Adair, Daryl

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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.

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

Author Name: Cronin, Mike; Adair, Daryl

Categories: Sociology/Social Studies, Theology & Religions,

Edition: First

Publisher: London & New York, Routledge: 2002

ISBN Number: 041518004X

ISBN Number 13: 9780415180047

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: As New

Jacket Condition: As New

Seller ID: 027189

Description: 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."

Keywords: St. Patrick's day, Religious Celebrations,