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Christmas : a Candid History.

Author: Bruce David Forbes
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents an entertaining perspective on how the annual Yuletide celebration got to be what it is today. This book tells the story of Christmas - from its pre-Christian roots, through the birth of Jesus, to the holiday's spread across Europe into the Americas and beyond, and to its mind-boggling transformation through modern consumerism.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce David Forbes
ISBN: 9780520933729 0520933729
OCLC Number: 609849913
Description: 1 online resource (194 pages)
Contents: Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; One: First There Was Winter; Two: Christmas Comes Late; Three: Christmas Is Like a Snowball; Four: From Saint Nicholas to Santa Claus; Five: And Then There Was Money; Six: Wrestling with Christmas; Notes; Annotated Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.
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"Colloquial, straightforward, and colorful... Forbes makes the details delicious." Historian Magazine "Wonderfully perceptive as well as entertaining." Santa Fe New Mexican

 
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