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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…


Christmas In Germany

Pub Date : 2010 | Author : Joe Perry | Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN 10 : 9780807833643
ISBN 13 : 0807833649

"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..


Christmas In The Crosshairs

Pub Date : 2016-10-13 | Author : Gerry Bowler | Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780190499006
ISBN 13 : 0190499001

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..


The Seduction Of Culture In German History

Pub Date : 2009-01-10 | Author : Wolf Lepenies | Publisher : Princeton University Press

ISBN 10 : 0691121311
ISBN 13 : 9780691121314

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,..


Christmas In France

Pub Date : 1996 | Author : World Book, Inc | Publisher : World Book .com

ISBN 10 : 0716608766
ISBN 13 : 9780716608769

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..


Germany In Pictures

Pub Date : 2003-01-01 | Author : Jeffrey Zuehlke | Publisher : Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN 10 : 0822546817
ISBN 13 : 9780822546818

Describes the geography, history, government, economy, people, and cultural life of Germany...



Understanding Western Society Combined Volume

Pub Date : 2011-07-29 | Author : John P. McKay | Publisher : Macmillan

ISBN 10 : 9780312668877
ISBN 13 : 0312668872

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 ..


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