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The book of the year : a brief history of our seasonal holidays

Author: Anthony F Aveni
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Halloween, Valentine's Day, Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Year's Day - these are but a handful of modern holidays descended from the red-letter days, seasonal celebrations we have invented and reinvented over more than five millennia to meet our changing human needs. When we explore their origins, the holidays begin to reflect not only who we are but also why, through oppressed by time and thwarted by the forces of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony F Aveni
ISBN: 0195171543 9780195171549
OCLC Number: 55614434
Notes: Originally published: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Description: xiv, 192 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Anthony F. Aveni.

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Halloween, Valentine's Day, Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Year's Day - these are but a handful of modern holidays descended from the red-letter days, seasonal celebrations we have invented and reinvented over more than five millennia to meet our changing human needs. When we explore their origins, the holidays begin to reflect not only who we are but also why, through oppressed by time and thwarted by the forces of nature, we never seem to lose the will to control the future.

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Anthony Aveni never ceases to amaze me with his ability to explain in charming, intelligent prose the many ways that human societies have been shaped by the rhythms and cycles of the natural world. Read more...

 
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