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Christmas in Nineteenth-Century England

by Neil Armstrong

Part of the Studies in Popular Culture Series

Christmas in Nineteenth-Century England Synopsis

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. -- .

Christmas in Nineteenth-Century England Press Reviews

The author draws on the evidence provided by several northern newspapers, together with charitable and institutional reports to discuss a variety of aspects: print iconography, family and childhood, work, leisure, philanthropy, entertainments, and shopping. -- .

Book Information

ISBN: 9780719077593
Publication date: 1st September 2010
Author: Neil Armstrong
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 208 pages
Categories: Social & cultural history, Sociology: customs & traditions,

About Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong was Senior Lecturer in History at Teesside University -- .

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