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Coordinates 45° 16' 57" N, 2° 11' 4" ELatitude: 45.282446
Longitude: 2.184316
Country France, England  +
Has Supplemental Text false  +
Headline Easter Ball Play at Churches Ends in France  +
Immediacy of Report Retrospective  +
Query <p>Can the actual text be retrieved?</p>
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Sources <p> </p> <p>Brewster, Pa <p> </p> <p>Brewster, Paul G., <span style="text-decoration: underline;">American Nonsinging Games</span> [University of Oklahoma Press, Norman OK, 1953] pp. 79-89. Submitted by John Thorn, 6/6/04.  Brewster gives no source for the French dictum, nor for the "later date" when Easter play ceased in England.</p> <p>Bob Tholkes (email of 10/4/2017) found a later source: Dawn Marie Hayes, “Earthly Uses of Heavenly Spaces: Non-Liturgical Activities in Sacred Place”, in <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Studies in Medieval History & Culture</span>, Francis G. Gentry, ed., Routledge, 2003, p. 64. </p> <p> </p> 03, p. 64. </p> <p> </p>
Submission Note Emails to Protoball, 2006 and 2017  +
Submitted by John Thorn, Bob Tholkes +
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Year 1,538  +
Year Number 1  +
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Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 28 July 2019 17:41:52  +
TextThis property is a special property in this wiki. <p>"Certain types of ball games had <p>"Certain types of ball games had a prominent place in heathen rituals and were believed to promote fertility. Even after Christianity had gained the ascendancy over the older religion, ball continued to be played in the churchyard and even within the church at certain times. In France, ball was played in churches at Easter, until the custom was abolished in 1538. In England, the practice persisted up to a much later date."</p> <p>The abolition in France is attributed to an act of the French Parlement. </p> <p> </p> Parlement. </p> <p> </p>
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