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Inventing the Christmas tree

Author: Bernd Brunner
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©2012.
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A colorfully decorated Christmas tree, lit with twinkling lights, provokes awe and delight. We understand the lighted tree as a central symbol of the Christmas season, but what are the roots of the tradition? Who first thought to bedeck a tree, to bring it inside? How and where did the local activity grow into a widespread tradition, and how has the Christmas tree traveled across time and continents? This brief  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Brunner, Bernd, 1964-
Inventing the Christmas tree.
New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2012012737
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bernd Brunner
ISBN: 9780300188868 0300188862
OCLC Number: 820011127
Notes: "An earlier version ... was published as Die Erfindung des Weihnachtsbaums, ©2011 by Insel Verlag, Berlin"--Title page verso
Description: 1 online resource (99 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Inventing the Christmas tree --
Selected bibliography --
Illustration credits.
Other Titles: Erfindung des Weihnachtsbaums.
Responsibility: Bernd Brunner ; translated from the German by Benjamin A. Smith.
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A charming history of the beloved Christmas tree, how it came out of the forest into the house, and how it has emerged as a global tradition  Read more...


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House Beautiful included the book in its "Best Books of 2012" piece, under the "If You're Feeling Nostalgic" category * House Beautiful * "A short and entertaining new history." -Michael Tortorello, Read more...

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