Blogue d'un québécois expatrié en Angleterre. Comme toute forme d'autobiographie est constituée d'une large part de fiction, j'ai décidé de nommer le blogue Vraie Fiction.
Tuesday, 12 December 2017
The Medieval Christmas
the season to be reading. Today''s suggestion: The Medieval Christmas
by Sophie Jackson. Which I blogged about before, but it was when I bought it, now I read it so I can safely recommend it without shame. Terrible cover I'm afraid. And as a medievalist myself I am somewhat skeptical about
how truly "medieval" the traditions described there are. All the same,
there is plenty of information about the origins of the mistletoe, holly, ivy, mince
pies, Santa Claus (well of course), some other (now) lesser known
saints once associated with Christmastime, wassails, the Christmas tree,
etc. All in all, a pleasant and light read.