The Celebration of Christmas In Europe and America: Yuletide Traditions from Many Lands
Beginning with the Yuletide festivals of the ancient world, The Celebration of Christmas In Europe and America: Yuletide Traditions From Many Lands shares a history of Christmas across Europe, exploring the Holiday customs of England, Germany (true source of the Christmas Tree!), Scandinavia (Lapland, Holland, Denmark), France, Italy, Russia and Spain. The chapter on Yule in Russia is especially poignant, as its writing predates the Bolshevik Revolution, offering a unique glimpse into that country's pre-Communist Christian roots. The final chapter is a surprising history of Christmas in Colonial America. First published in 1916, and reproduced in this quality reprint edition with all of the charming original illustrations intact, The Celebration of Christmas In Europe and America: Yuletide Traditions From Many Lands opens a wondrous window on the magic and beauty of the Christmas Season as it was understood and observed during the Victorian era.
- Paperback | 100 pages
- 152 x 226 x 12mm | 222.26g
- 04 May 2009
- London, United Kingdom