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qIn a fascinating, concise tour through history, the book tells the story of Christmas-from its pre-Christian roots, through the birth of Jesus, to the holiday's spread across Europe into the Americas and beyond, and to its mind-boggling transformation through modern consumer culture.q--Page 2 of cover.Christmas tree. The first is the story of Boniface and Thora#39;s oak, told at the beginning of this chapter. A second legend tells ... Christmas they set up fir- trees in the parlours at Strasbourg and hang thereon roses cut out of many- coloured paper, anbsp;...

Author:Bruce David Forbes
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 2007


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