Christmas

A Short History from Solstice to Santa
Andy Thomas

Description

Christmas tells the fuller story behind the sparkle and the merriment, and shows why, despite all the modern commercialism, Christmas has survived and still has meaning for us today.

In an intriguing and entertaining journey, this book uncovers the fascinating background to one of the biggest festive seasons. From the ancient ceremonies celebrating Midwinter to festivals of Sol Invictus, and from Constantine’s establishment of a Christian festival to medieval ‘misrule’, the time around the solstice has long been an opportunity for people to come together and rejoice. These festive traditions have developed in many directions around the world.

This book tells the fuller story behind the sparkle and the merriment, and shows why, despite all the modern commercialism, Christmas has survived and still has meaning for us today.

Details

  • Format
    Hardback
  • Pages
    144
  • Size
    200 x 140mm
  • Publisher
    Ivy Press
  • ISBN
    9781782407805
Status
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Stock Code
190718
Our Price
$19.99