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Christmas in Germany: A Cultural History
by Joe Perry
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 ...more
Hardcover, 399 pages
Published September 27th 2010 by University of North Carolina Press
(first published September 15th 2010)
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