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Bowler, Gerry 1948-

Works: 12 works in 71 publications in 3 languages and 1,835 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Juvenile works  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author
Classifications: D220, 394.266303
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Most widely held works by Gerry Bowler
The world encyclopedia of Christmas by Gerry Bowler( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains alphabetically arranged entries that provide information about the various meanings, symbols, and expressions of Christmas as it is celebrated in countries around the world
Europe in the sixteenth century by H. G Koenigsberger( Book )

32 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This bestselling, seminal book - a general survey of Europe in the era of R̀ennaisance and Reformation' - was originally published in Denys Hay's famous Series, À General History of Europe'.It looks at sixteenth-century Europe as a complex but interconnected whole, rather than as a mosaic of separate states. The authors explore its different aspects through the various political structures of the age - empires, monarchies, city-republics - and how they functioned and related to one another. A strength of the book remains the space it devotes to the growing importance of town-life in the sixteenth century, and to the economic background of political change
Christmas in the crosshairs : two thousand years of denouncing and defending the world's most celebrated holiday by Gerry Bowler( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An Anglican priest hands out brass knuckles to his congregation, preparing to battle anti-Christmas fanatics. Fascists insist that the Winter Solstice is the real Christmas, while Communists stage atheist musicals outside of churches on Christmas Eve. Activists vandalize shops that start touting the holiday in October and anti-consumerists sing parody carols in shopping malls. Is there a war on Christmas? As Gerry Bowler demonstrates in Christmas in the Crosshairs, there is and always has been a war, or several wars, on Christmas. A cherished global phenomenon, Christmas is the biggest single event on the planet. For Christians it is the second-most sacred date on the calendar, but it also engages billions of people who are caught up in its commercialism, music, sentiment, travel, and frenetic busyness. Since its controversial invention in the Roman Empire, Christmas has struggled with paganism, popular culture, and fierce Christian opposition; faced abolition in Scotland and New England; and braved neglect and near-death in the 1700s, only to be miraculously reinvented in the 1800s. The twentieth century saw it banned by Bolsheviks and twisted by Nazis. Since then, special interest groups of every stripe have used the holiday's massive popularity to draw attention to their causes. Christmas in the Crosshairs tells the story of the tug-of-war over Christmas, replete with cross-dressing priests, ranting Puritans, and atheist witches. In this eye-opening history of Christmas and its opponents from the beginning up to the present day, Bowler gives us a shocking, and entertaining, new look at the tradition we thought we knew so well"--Provided by publisher
L'Europa del Cinquecento by H. G Koenigsberger( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in Italian and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dalla rivoluzione dei prezzi allo sviluppo delle città e dei commerci; dalla formazione degli imperi coloniali alla nascita dello Stato burocratico; dalla Riforma ai diversi aspetti della religiosità popolare il classico <<compendio preciso e aggiornato della storia europea del Cinquecento>> (Rosario Romeo)
Dizionario universale del Natale by Gerry Bowler( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Italian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christmas in Atlantic Canada : stories true and false, past and present by David Goss( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"New Brunswickers saw their first live Santa, as played by Fredericton confectioner Charles A. Sampson, in December 1872. When Sampson died in 1929 in his ninetieth year, he was described by the local newspaper as "a grand old man." In the 1880s, the author writes, a tree in a store window would be enough to draw a large crowd, and sometimes special trains were provided to take passengers from one town to the other to see. In Christmas in Atlantic Canada, prolific folklorist David Goss traces the history of the holiday in our region, from its earliest celebration, quite possibly in 1604, to modern times. Using historical records, diaries, and old newspapers, he documents the fascinating narrative of how the occasion has been marked. This book will appeal to history buffs and lovers of all things holiday. Includes 25 images. Features a foreword by Gerry Bowler, author of Santa Claus, A Biography and The World Encyclopedia of Christmas."--
The encyclopaedia of Christmas by Gerry Bowler( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God and the Simpsons : the Spirituality of Springfield by Gerry Bowler( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Storia universale by Helmut Koenigsberger( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europe in the sixteenth century by H. G Koenigsberger( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Europe in the sixteenth century Europe in the 16th century by H. G Koenigsberger( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Europe in the sixteenth century by Gerry Bowler( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Alternative Names
Bowler, G. Q.

Bowler, G. Q., 1948-

Bowler, Gerry.

Bowler, Gerry 1948-

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