[Sca-cooks] Festival Books was Period description of "events"

Johnna Holloway johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
Mon Aug 14 05:01:15 PDT 2006

Continuing along where I left off last evening, you might like
this online source from the British Library.

Treasures in Full. Renaissance Festival Books.
'Read Renaissance and Early Modern festival books on your desktop now

View 253 digitised Renaissance festival books (selected from over 2,000 
in the British Library's collection) that describe the magnificent 
festivals and ceremonies that took place in Europe between 1475 and 1700 
- marriages and funerals of royalty and nobility, coronations, stately 
entries into cities and other grand events."


What is a festival book? 

Examples-- http://www.bl.uk/treasures/festivalbooks/italy.html

Hope this helps.

Johnnae llyn Lewis
> Patrick Levesque wrote: All right, and now for something completely non-confrontational :-)
> I'm looking for sources period descriptions, narrations or tales of events,
> ceremonies, tourneys, banquets, balls, feasts, etc, etc, etc...snipped
> They don't have to be only about food itself - I've recently been looking
> into events from a more holistic perspective.
> Thanks! Petru

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