Christmas in Germany: A Cultural History
For poets, priests, and politicians–and especially ordinary Germans–in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the image of the loving nuclear family gathered around the Christmas tree symbolized the unity of the nation at large. German Christmas was supposedly organic, a product of the winter solstice rituals of pagan “Teutonic” tribes, the celebration of the birth of Jesus, and the age-old customs that defined German character. Yet, as Joe Perry argues, Germans also used these annual…
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"Perry's work is original, comprehensively researched, and a major contribution to understanding the central importance of the evolution of a consumer culture in modern Germany. Th..
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An Anglican priest hands out brass knuckles to his congregation to guard his church from anti-Christmas fanatics. Fascists insist that the real Christmas is the Winter Solstice, wh..
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During the Allied bombing of Germany, Hitler was more distressed by the loss of cultural treasures than by the leveling of homes. Remarkably, his propagandists broadcast this fact,..
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Teachers will find new and challenging ways to turn the excitement of Christmas into an educational experience with Christmas Around the World. Individual titles in the series pres..
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Describes the geography, history, government, economy, people, and cultural life of Germany...
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An overview of the people, culture, and customs of reunified Germany...
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Based on the highly successful A History of Western Society, Understanding Western Society: A Brief History captures students’ interest in the everyday life of the past and ties ..