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Christmas in Nineteenth-Century England
Contributor(s): Armstrong, Neil (Author)

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ISBN: 0719077591     ISBN-13: 9780719077593
Publisher: Manchester University Press
OUR PRICE: $123.50  

Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: September 2010

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- History | Europe - Great Britain - Victorian Era (1837-1901)
- Religion | Holidays - Christmas & Advent
- History | Social History
Dewey: 394.266
Series: Studies in Popular Culture (Hardcover)
Physical Information: 0.9" H x 5.7" W x 8.7" L (0.97 lbs) 208 pages
- Cultural Region - British Isles
- Holiday - Christmas
- Chronological Period - 19th Century
Features: Bibliography, Dust Cover, Illustrated, Index, Table of Contents
Review Citations: Reference and Research Bk News 08/01/2011 pg. 52
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Publisher Description:
Despite its enduring popularity as a national festival, Christmas has been largely neglected by English historians. Neil Armstrong offers the first study to examine both the experience and representation of Christmas during the formative period of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
This book explores the origins of our deeply held notions of the traditional nature of Christmas and demonstrates how they were shaped by English modernity. A study of both continuity and change, Christmas in nineteenth-Ccntury England makes an important contribution to cultural and social history,
and is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of childhood, the family, philanthropy, work and consumerism. Scholarly yet accessible, it will be enjoyed by academics, students and the general public alike.
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