Christmas: A History

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I.B.Tauris, Nov 30, 2012 - History - 264 pages
This book provides an original perspective on the West's most enduring social and cultural institution. The author covers all the vital themes contributing to the modern Christmas: its Anglo-German origins and the idea of the bourgeois Christmas expressing family virtues; the need for a touchstone with the past in an age of rapid expansion and thus the myth of Merrie England; and the revival of English music: in short, all the elements making up the modern Christmas.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Body
9
Appendix
216
Notes
219

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Mark Connelly is Reuters Lecturer in Media and Propaganda History at the University of Kent at Canterbury.

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