Christmas in Nineteenth-Century England (Studies in Popular Culture)

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Christmas in Nineteenth-Century England (Studies in Popular Culture)

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 193 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780719077593
  • DDC分類 394.2663094209034

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Despite its enduring popularity as a national festival, Christmas has been largely neglected by English historians. Neil Armstrong offers the first study to examine both the experience and representation of Christmas during the formative period of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This book explores the origins of our deeply held notions of the traditional nature of Christmas and demonstrates how they were shaped by English modernity. A study of both continuity and change, Christmas in nineteenth-Ccntury England makes an important contribution to cultural and social history, and is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of childhood, the family, philanthropy, work and consumerism. Scholarly yet accessible, it will be enjoyed by academics, students and the general public alike. -- .

Table of Contents

        List of illustrations                      vii
General editor's foreword xi
Preface xiii
1 Introduction 1 (26)
2 The print iconography of Christmas 27 (18)
3 Family and childhood 45 (27)
4 Work and leisure 72 (27)
5 Philanthropy 99 (25)
6 Christmas entertainments 124 (21)
7 Christmas shopping and advertising 145 (28)
8 Conclusion 173 (7)
Bibliography 180 (12)
Index 192