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Santa Claus, last of the wild men : the origins and evolution of Saint Nicholas, spanning 50,000 years

Author: Phyllis Siefker
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©1997.
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Genre/Form: Folklore
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Siefker, Phyllis.
Santa Claus, last of the wild men.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c1997
(OCoLC)605492629
Online version:
Siefker, Phyllis.
Santa Claus, last of the wild men.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c1997
(OCoLC)608509720
Named Person: Nicholas, Saint Bishop of Myra.; Nicholas, Saint; Nikolaus (Heiliger); Nicholas, Saint Bishop of Myra.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Phyllis Siefker
ISBN: 0786402466 9780786402465
OCLC Number: 35620288
Description: vii, 219 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: "A Visit from Saint Nicholas" --
1. I Knew in a Moment It Must Be Saint Nick --
2. His Clothes Were All Tarnished with Ashes and Soot --
3. He Was Dressed All in Fur from His Head to His Foot --
4. Satan Dons Furs --
5. Merrie Olde England: From Pagan to Puck --
6. When Out on the Lawn There Arose Such a Clatter --
7. On Board the Ship of Fools --
8. European Gift-Givers --
9. A Right Jolly Old Elf --
10. The Fairy and the Wild Man.
Responsibility: Phyllis Siefker.

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