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Live Donkeys at Last

Max Harris

Max Harris is the author of five previous books, including Sacred Folly: A New History of the Feast of Fools (2011) which won the Otto Grundler prize. He has served as Executive Director of the Wisconsin Humanities Council and has taught at Yale University and the University of Virginia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Christ on a Donkey — Palm Sunday, Triumphal Entries, and Blasphemous Pageants

Arc Humanities Press, 2019


...Even after 1424, live donkeys in Palm Sunday processions were few and far between. The Franciscan guardian’s use of a donkey under Muslim rule in Jerusalem, between 1480 and 1757, was exceptional. I have found no other record...