Skip to Content

Arena

Catalogue Record Detail

Catalogue Record details
1529003563
Paperback:Christmas, a history:2018 Christmas, a history
Cover
Author: Flanders
Publication year: 2018
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Picador
Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating
Loading...
Available: 2
Description:
Christmas has been all things to all people: a religious festival, a family celebration, a time of eating and drinking. Yet the origins of the customs which characterize the festive season are wreathed in myth. When did turkeys become the plat du jour? Is the commercialization of Christmas a recent phenomenon, or has the emphasis always been on spending? Just who is, or was, Santa Claus? And for how long have we been exchanging presents of underwear and socks? Food, drink and nostalgia for Christmases past seem to be almost as old as the holiday itself, far more central to the story of Christmas than religious worship. Thirty years after the first recorded Christmas, in the fourth century, the Archbishop of Constantinople was already warning that too many people were spending the day not in worship, but dancing and eating to excess. By 1616, th

Availability

Loading...
Reviews Be the first to review this title
Other titles by this Author
0140284893
Loading...
Paperback:A circle of sisters:2002
Author: Flanders, Judith
Year 2002
Media class: Paperback
Selected rating Selected rating Selected rating Selected rating Selected rating Selected rating Selected rating Selected rating Provide rating Provide rating
0749015233
Loading...
Hardback:Writers' block:2014
Author: Flanders, Judith
Year 2014
Media class: Hardback
Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating
More editions / formats: Talking book - CD
0750542012
Loading...
Large print:A bed of scorpions:2016:Large print ed.
Author: Flanders, Judith
Year 2016
Media class: Large print
Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating
More editions / formats: Hardback
1509881565
Loading...
Hardback:A place for everything:2020
Author: Flanders, Judith
Year 2020
Media class: Hardback
Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating
1785416138
Loading...
Large print:A cast of vultures:2019:Large print ed.
Author: Flanders, Judith
Year 2019
Media class: Large print
Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating
More editions / formats: Large print Paperback Hardback
Your Account
Expand your search
Author
Format type
Publication Year
Category
Classification Code