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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, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Much of the modern-day vision of Santa Claus is owed to the Clement Moore poem ""The Night Before Christmas"" and his description of Saint Nicholas as the ""jolly old elf"". In this work, the origins  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Folklore
History
Named Person: Santa Claus; Nicholas, Saint Bishop of Myra; Nicholas, Saint Bishop of Myra.; Santa Claus.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Phyllis Siefker
ISBN: 0786429585 9780786429585
OCLC Number: 145621722
Description: vii, 219 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Phyllis Siefker.

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