Encyclopedia of Christmas: Nearly 200 Alphabetically Arranged Entries Covering All Aspects of Christmas, Including Folk Customs, Religious Observances, History, Legends, Symbols, and Related Days from Europe, America, and Around the World ...

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Omnigraphics, 2000 - Religion - 729 pages
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"Like sparkling lights and colorful ornaments on a holiday tree, Encyclopedia of Christmas offers myriad facts all in one place. The subtitle says it all: 'Nearly 200 alphabetically arranged entries covering all aspects of Christmas, including folk customs, religious observances, history, legends, symbols, and related days from Europe, America, and around the world.' The Encyclopedia's strong point is its international coverage reflected in the 20 or so entries devoted to Christmas in specific countries or regions all over the world, and the multicultural flavor of its articles. Web sites are offered for countries, Christmas trees, customs, and Christmas movies. Fact- and fun-filled, this is a resource for everyone."--"Outstanding reference sources 2000", American Libraries, May 2000. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.

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Contents

Advent
1
Advent Wreath
8
America Christmas in NineteenthCentury
17
Angels
26
Baboushka
33
This book is printed on acidfree paper meeting the ANSI Z39 48 Standard
36
Bells
39
Bethlehem
47
Jesus Birth of
299
Kalends
313
Kissing Bough
323
Laurel
337
Martinmas
353
Mexico Christmas in
369
Mistletoe
382
Myrrh
395

Black Peter
54
Boxing Day
61
Brazil Christmas in
71
Ceremony of Lessons and Carols
80
Chrismon Tree
87
Christmas Card
100
Christmas Carol
113
Christmas Markets
127
Christmas Tree
141
December 25
155
Christmas
160
Devils Knell
168
England Christmas in
181
Europe Christmas in Medieval
194
Including Folk Customs Religious Observances
195
Feast of the Circumcision
209
Firstfooting
213
Gaudete Sunday
226
Gingerbread
243
Gospel According to Matthew
256
Hanukkah
271
Ireland Christmas in
285
New Years Day
413
The Nutcracker
429
Pantomime
447
Peace of Christmas
458
Plygain
473
Pyramid
488
Russia Christmas in
501
St Knuts Day
514
St Nicholass Day
527
Santa Claus
545
Shooting in Christmas
559
StirUp Sunday
573
Twelfth Night
582
Up Helly Aa
595
Waits
611
Wild Hunt
624
Yule
641
Zagmuk
655
Web Sites
677
Index
691
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About the author (2000)

Tanya Gulevich grew up in the culturally diverse San Francisco Bay area listening to the stories of her immigrant grandparents. At Oberlin College she pursued interests in European history, sociology, and Asian Studies. Later she obtained an M.A. and Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from the University of Michigan. She lives in San Francisco, California.

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