The Oxford Handbook of Christmas

The Oxford Handbook of Christmas

  • Author : Timothy Larsen
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Religion
  • Total Pages : 640
  • ISBN-10 : 0192567136
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The Oxford Handbook of Christmas provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary account of all aspects of Christmas across the globe, from the specifically religious to the purely cultural. The contributions are drawn from a distinguished group of international experts from across numerous disciplines, including literary scholars, theologians, historians, biblical scholars, sociologists, anthropologists, art historians, and legal experts. The volume provides authoritative treatments of a range of topics, from the origins of Christmas to the present; decorating trees to eating plum pudding; from the Bible to contemporary worship; from carols to cinema; from the Nativity Story to Santa Claus; from Bethlehem to Japan; from Catholics to Baptists; from secularism to consumerism. Christmas is the biggest celebration on the planet. Every year, a significant percentage of the world's population is draw to this holiday—from Cape Cod to Cape Town, from South America to South Korea, and on and on across the globe. The Christmas season takes up a significant part of the entire year. For many countries, the holiday is a major force in their national economy. Moreover, Christmas is not just a modern holiday, but has been an important feast for most Christians since the fourth century and a dominant event in many cultures and countries for over a millennium. The Oxford Handbook of Christmas provides an invaluable reference point for anyone interested in this global phenomenon.

A Very Vintage Christmas

A Very Vintage Christmas [Bob Richter]

  • Author : Bob Richter
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Total Pages : 224
  • ISBN-10 : 149302213X
A Very Vintage Christmas embodies the nostalgia and sentimentality associated with the holiday season. Vintage ornaments, lights, decorations, cards and wr … GET BOOK
The Midcentury Kitchen: America's Favorite Room, from Workspace to Dreamscape, 1940s-1970s

The Midcentury Kitchen: America's Favorite Room, from Workspace to Dreamscape, 1940s-1970s [Sarah Archer]

  • Author : Sarah Archer
  • Publisher : The Countryman Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Architecture
  • Total Pages : 224
  • ISBN-10 : 1682682293
An illustrated pop history from aqua to avocado, Westinghouse to Wonder Bread Nearly everyone alive today has experienced cozy, welcoming kitchens packed w … GET BOOK
Christmas Memories

Christmas Memories [Susan Waggoner]

  • Author : Susan Waggoner
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Religion
  • Total Pages : 211
  • ISBN-10 : 1613128118
A journey through the Christmases of yesteryear, with artwork, photos, magazine content, and others treasures of decades past. We all have memories of long … GET BOOK
Christmas Wishes

Christmas Wishes [Tim Hollis]

  • Author : Tim Hollis
  • Publisher : Stackpole Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Total Pages : 186
  • ISBN-10 : 0811705072
A nostalgic look at Christmas in the mid-twentieth century. … GET BOOK
Midcentury Christmas Stocking Stuffer Edition

Midcentury Christmas Stocking Stuffer Edition [Sarah Archer]

  • Author : Sarah Archer
  • Publisher : The Countryman Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Design
  • Total Pages : 192
  • ISBN-10 : 1682683370
"The perfect joy-filled stocking stuffer!" —Woman's World Midcentury America was a wonderland of department stores, suburban cul-de-sacs, and Tupperware … GET BOOK
Algorithms to Live By

Algorithms to Live By [Brian Christian,Tom Griffiths]

  • Author : Brian Christian,Tom Griffiths
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Psychology
  • Total Pages : 304
  • ISBN-10 : 0143196472
A fascinating exploration of how computer algorithms can be applied to our everyday lives, helping to solve common decision-making problems and illuminate … GET BOOK
Starbucked

Starbucked [Taylor Clark]

  • Author : Taylor Clark
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Total Pages : 304
  • ISBN-10 : 9780316026178
STARBUCKED will be the first book to explore the incredible rise of the Starbucks Corporation and the caffeine-crazy culture that fueled its success. Part … GET BOOK
The Next Big Thing

The Next Big Thing [Rhodri Marsden]

  • Author : Rhodri Marsden
  • Publisher : Rough Guides UK
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Reference
  • Total Pages : 216
  • ISBN-10 : 1848367481
Times change. People move on. Plunging a hand into a pot of boiling oil is no longer considered an accurate way of determining the guilt of an adulterous w … GET BOOK
Havana Before Castro

Havana Before Castro [Peter Moruzzi]

  • Author : Peter Moruzzi
  • Publisher : Gibbs Smith
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 142360993X
Take a trip to the golden age of Havana in this gorgeously illustrated volume of vintage photographs, postcards, brochures, and other ephemera. Featuring h … GET BOOK
The Modern Satiric Grotesque and Its Traditions

The Modern Satiric Grotesque and Its Traditions [John R. Clark]

  • Author : John R. Clark
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Total Pages : 224
  • ISBN-10 : 0813183316
Thomas Mann predicted that no manner or mode in literature would be so typical or so pervasive in the twentieth century as the grotesque. Assuredly he was … GET BOOK
Norwegian Handknits

Norwegian Handknits [Janine Kosel]

  • Author : Janine Kosel
  • Publisher : Voyageur Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Total Pages : 144
  • ISBN-10 : 1616731680
Norwegian Handknits collects 30 patterns for folk mittens, socks, scarves, hats, wristers, handbags, knapsacks, and a sweater or two inspired by traditiona … GET BOOK
Some Wore Bobby Sox

Some Wore Bobby Sox [K. Schrum]

  • Author : K. Schrum
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 209
  • ISBN-10 : 134973134X
Images of teenage girls in poodle skirts dominated American popular culture on the 1950's. But as Kelly Schrum shows, teenage girls were swooning over pop … GET BOOK
The Relentless Revolution: A History of Capitalism

The Relentless Revolution: A History of Capitalism [Joyce Appleby]

  • Author : Joyce Appleby
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 512
  • ISBN-10 : 9780393077230
"Splendid: the global history of capitalism in all its creative—and destructive—glory." —The New York Times Book Review With its deep roots and globa … GET BOOK
Christmas

Christmas [Judith Flanders]

  • Author : Judith Flanders
  • Publisher : Thomas Dunne Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 304
  • ISBN-10 : 1250118352
A critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling author explores the Christmas holiday, from the original festival through present day traditions. Christm … GET BOOK
Reframing Dutch Culture

Reframing Dutch Culture [Herman Roodenburg]

  • Author : Herman Roodenburg
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 312
  • ISBN-10 : 1317069404
Dutch society has undergone radical changes in recent years, due to complex political, social and ethnic developments. Reframing Dutch Culture examines iss … GET BOOK
Catland: The Soft Power of Cat Culture in Japan

Catland: The Soft Power of Cat Culture in Japan [Sarah Archer]

  • Author : Sarah Archer
  • Publisher : The Countryman Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Travel
  • Total Pages : 192
  • ISBN-10 : 1682684741
An irresistible and colorful celebration of Japan’s thriving cat culture. In Japan, cats rule. And the country’s feline love affair is now a worldwide … GET BOOK
Quadrophenia and Mod

Quadrophenia and Mod [Pamela Thurschwell]

  • Author : Pamela Thurschwell
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 268
  • ISBN-10 : 3319647539
This collection explores the centrality of The Who’s classic album, and Franc Roddam’s cult classic film of adolescent life, Quadrophenia to the recent … GET BOOK
Reading the Male Gaze in Literature and Culture

Reading the Male Gaze in Literature and Culture [James D. Bloom]

  • Author : James D. Bloom
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Total Pages : 225
  • ISBN-10 : 3319599453
This book examines the phenomenon of 'the male gaze', a concept which has spread beyond academia and become a staple of cultural conversations across disci … GET BOOK
The Art of the Snowflake

The Art of the Snowflake [Kenneth Libbrecht]

  • Author : Kenneth Libbrecht
  • Publisher : Voyageur Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Nature
  • Total Pages : 156
  • ISBN-10 : 1616731249
The perfect geometry and exquisite beauty of nature is nowhere so clear to us as in the snowflake. But how have we been able to appreciate this infinitesim … GET BOOK
Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas

Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas [Ace Collins]

  • Author : Ace Collins
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Religion
  • Total Pages : 208
  • ISBN-10 : 0310873886
The cheer of a crackling hearth fire. Colorful cards from friends and loved ones. An evergreen tree festooned with ornaments.The golden traditions of Chris … GET BOOK
Continental Tourism, Travel Writing, and the Consumption of Culture, 1814–1900

Continental Tourism, Travel Writing, and the Consumption of Culture, 1814–1900 [Benjamin Colbert,Lucy Morrison]

  • Author : Benjamin Colbert,Lucy Morrison
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Total Pages : 343
  • ISBN-10 : 3030361462
This book explores the boundaries of British continental travel and tourism in the nineteenth century, stretching from Norway to Bulgaria, from visitors’ … GET BOOK
The 1942 Sears Christmas Book

The 1942 Sears Christmas Book [Sears, Roebuck and Co.]

  • Author : Sears, Roebuck and Co.
  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Total Pages : 224
  • ISBN-10 : 0486843645
Faithful reprint of the retailer's Christmas catalog offers a nostalgia-inducing look at consumer goods of the 1940s, from toys to housewares, clothing, fu … GET BOOK
The Selected Letters of John Cage

The Selected Letters of John Cage [John Cage]

  • Author : John Cage
  • Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Total Pages : 656
  • ISBN-10 : 0819575925
This selection of over five hundred letters gives us the life of John Cage with all the intelligence, wit, and inventiveness that made him such an importan … GET BOOK
The Battle for Christmas

The Battle for Christmas [Stephen Nissenbaum]

  • Author : Stephen Nissenbaum
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 400
  • ISBN-10 : 0307760227
Anyone who laments the excesses of Christmas might consider the Puritans of colonial Massachusetts: they simply outlawed the holiday. The Puritans had thei … GET BOOK
The Chicken Bible

The Chicken Bible [America's Test Kitchen]

  • Author : America's Test Kitchen
  • Publisher : America\'s Test Kitchen
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Cooking
  • Total Pages : 576
  • ISBN-10 : 1948703556
Poultry enthusiasts unite! ATK has you covered from the basic to the spectacular with 500 recipes that deliver low-key dinners, game-day favorites, simple … GET BOOK