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The Resource Sunday : a history of the first day from Babylonia to the Super Bowl, Craig Harline

Sunday : a history of the first day from Babylonia to the Super Bowl, Craig Harline

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Sunday : a history of the first day from Babylonia to the Super Bowl
Title
Sunday
Title remainder
a history of the first day from Babylonia to the Super Bowl
Statement of responsibility
Craig Harline
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The mere mention of "Sunday" will immediately conjure up a rich mix of memories, associations, and ideas for most anyone of any age. Whatever we think of-be it attending church, reading a bulky newspaper, eating brunch, or watching football-Sunday occupies a unique place in Western civilization. But how did we come to have a day with such a singular set of traditions? Here, historian Craig Harline examines Sunday from its ancient beginnings to contemporary America in a fascinating blend of stories and analysis. For the earliest Christians, the first day of the week was a time to celebrate the liturgy, observe the Resurrection, and work. But over time, Sunday in the Western world took on still other meanings and rituals, especially in the addition of both rest and recreation to the day's activities. Harline illuminates these changes in enlightening profiles of Sunday in medieval Catholic England, Sunday in the Reformation, and Sunday in nineteenth-century France-home of the most envied and sometimes despised Sunday of the modern world. He continues with moving portraits of soldiers and civilians trying to observe Sunday during World War I, examines the quiet Sunday of England in the 1930s, and concludes with the convergence of various European traditions in the American Sunday, which also adds some distinctly original habits of its own, such as in the realms of commerce and professional sports. With engaging prose and scholarly integrity, Sunday is an entertaining and long-overdue look at a significant hallmark of Western culture
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E7B
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Harline, Craig
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Sunday
  • HISTORY
  • Sunday
Label
Sunday : a history of the first day from Babylonia to the Super Bowl, Craig Harline
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Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Doubleday, a division of Random House, 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-436) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A word before (Super Bowl Sunday, recently) -- Sunday ascendant: origins to AD 800 -- Sunday middle-aged: an English village in 1300 -- Sunday reformed: a Dutch town in 1624 -- Sunday a la mode: Paris in the 1890s, in mid-spring -- Sunday obscured: Belgium, August 2, 1914 -- Sunday still: England between the wars -- Sunday all mixed up: The United States in the 1950s -- A word after: Asse, Belgium, the Annual Kiwanis Barbecue
Control code
ocn808346459
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 450 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300167429
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
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  • 22573/ctt112rsf
  • af0a0357-40b6-46a5-a79b-7de2c8302509
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)808346459
Label
Sunday : a history of the first day from Babylonia to the Super Bowl, Craig Harline
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Doubleday, a division of Random House, 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-436) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A word before (Super Bowl Sunday, recently) -- Sunday ascendant: origins to AD 800 -- Sunday middle-aged: an English village in 1300 -- Sunday reformed: a Dutch town in 1624 -- Sunday a la mode: Paris in the 1890s, in mid-spring -- Sunday obscured: Belgium, August 2, 1914 -- Sunday still: England between the wars -- Sunday all mixed up: The United States in the 1950s -- A word after: Asse, Belgium, the Annual Kiwanis Barbecue
Control code
ocn808346459
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 450 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300167429
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt112rsf
  • af0a0357-40b6-46a5-a79b-7de2c8302509
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)808346459

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