Christmas: A History / Mark Connelly (2012)

Just in time for Santa, a new book on the history of Christmas has been published and is now in the Bodleian Library.

 History of Christmas / Mark Connelly

(I. B. Tauris, 2012)

ISBN-13: 978-1780763613

Amazon review

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.

Find this in the Bodleian Library.

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