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Christmas : A History
by Mark Connelly


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This book provides an original perspective on the West's most enduring social and cultural institution. The author covers all the vital themes contributing to the modern Christmas: its Anglo-German origins and the idea of the bourgeois Christmas expressing family virtues; the need for a touchstone with the past in an age of rapid expansion and thus the myth of Merrie England; the revival of English music: in short, all the elements making up the modern Christmas.  Read more...


 
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Overview

This book provides an original perspective on the West's most enduring social and cultural institution. The author covers all the vital themes contributing to the modern Christmas: its Anglo-German origins and the idea of the bourgeois Christmas expressing family virtues; the need for a touchstone with the past in an age of rapid expansion and thus the myth of Merrie England; the revival of English music: in short, all the elements making up the modern Christmas.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781780763613
  • ISBN-10: 1780763611
  • Publisher: I. B. Tauris & Company
  • Publish Date: November 2012
  • Page Count: 272
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds


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