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SChristmas, Nicholas, and Santa Bibliographies

Sinter Knicker, the Founder of ASLaN, is happy to begin this bibliographic effort, and he solicits the help of librarians and laymen alike in order to make this a quality public resource for information on Christmas, Nicholas, and Santa.

The first bibliography posted comes from his Alma Mater, Fordham University. This is where Edgar Allen Poe studied and where Knicker's son carries on the tradition of scholarship and fun.

Please send suggestions for this list or internet links to sintnick (at) aslansoc [dot] org

*(*Note: These bibliographic resources may not be in perfect order and/or form due to the time contraints on Mr. Knicker.)

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St. Nicholas Bibliographies
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St. Nicholas Bibliography #1


ALBRECHT, Otto E., ed., Four Latin Plays of St. Nicholas, Philadelphia, 1935

ANCELET­HUSTACHE, Jeanne Saint Nicholas. Translated by Rosemary Sheed. New York 1962

ANICHKOF, E., St. Nicholas and Artemis. In "Folk­Lore" V (1984) 108-120

BIRCH, Walter de Gray, The Legendary Life of St .Nicholas. In "Archaeological Journal" of the British Archaelogical Association, XLII (1886), pp. 185­201; LXIV (1888), pp. 222-234

CARHART, A.S., Saint Nicholas: his Life and Miracles. A paper read before the St.Nicholas Club of the City of New York, New York 1884

CHAMBERS, E.K., The Medieval Stage. 2 vols. London 1903

CIOFFARI, Gerardo, La Leggenda di Kiev. Slovo o perenesenii moscej Sv.Nikolaia, Bari 1980. It includes the Kievan Legend on the translation of the relics to Bari. English translation and notes by the Author (pp. 135-141)

CIZEVSKIJ, D., The icons of St. Nick. Translated from the German by Hans Hermann Rosenwald, London 1967.

COFFMAN, George R., A new Theory Concerning the Origin of the Miracle Play, Diss. University of Chicago, 1913. Menasha WI 1914

CRAWFORD, Mary Sinclair, The Life of St. Nicholas by M. Wace, Diss. Universitv of Pennsvlvania. Philadelphia 1924

CROZIER, E., The Life and Legends of St. Nicholas, the Patron Saint of Children Paris 1949

DIX, B. Marie, A Legend of Saint Nicholas, and other plays, New York 1927

EBON, Martin, Saint Nicholas: Life and Legend, Harper and Row, New York 1975

FOWLER, J.T., Some Legends of St. Nicholas, with Special Reference to the Seal of Pocklington Grammar School. In "Yorkshire Archaeological Journal" XVII (1903). pp. 254­260.

FRANK, Grace, The Medieval French Drama, Oxford 1954.

GROOT, Adriaan, Saint Nicholas. A psychoanalitic study of his history and myth, Mouton and Co., The Hague-Paris 1965. Translated into English by the Author. First edition: Sint Nicolaas, patroon van liefde Amsterdsm 1949

HARDIN Craig, English Religious Drama of the Middle Ages, Oxford, 1955

HORSTMANN, C. ed., The Early South­English Legendary or Lives of Saints, London 1887.

IRVING, Washington, A History of New York­from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty... published by Diedrich Knickerbocker, first published, 1809 [many editions]

JACOBUS DE VORAGINE, The Golden Legend, translated by G. Ryan and T­T Ripperger, London, 1941

JONES, Charles W., Saint Nicholas of Myra, Bari and Manhattan. Biography of a Legend, The University of Chicago Press, Chicago­London 1978. The most comprehensive work on the subject.

JONES, Charles W., The Saint Nicholas Liturgy and its Literary Relationships. With an Essay on the Music by Gilbert Reaney, University of California English Studies 27 Berkelev and Los Angeles 1963.

JONES, Charles W., The Norman Cults of Sts. Catherine and Nicholas, saec. Xl, In "Collection Latomus" CXLV (Hommage a Andre Boutemy), Brussels 1976, pp. 216-230

JONES, E.Willis, The Santa Claus Book, Walker and Company, New York 1976.

MC KNIGHT, George H., Saint Nicholas: his Legend and his role in the Christmas celebration and other popular customs, New York and London 1917.

PATRICK R. Vincent, The Jeu de Saint Nicolas of Jean Bodel of Arras. A Literary Analysis, Baltimore 1954. A celebration of Saint Nicholas: annual exhibition of icons, June­July 1970. Catalogue by Dick Temple and Elvira Cooper, London 1970


WHITMORE, Eugene R., Saint Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, Washington, 1944

YOUNG, Karl, The Drama of the Medieval Church, vol. II, Oxford, At the Clarendon Press, 1933. Chapter XXVI: The Miracle Plays of Saint Nicholas (pp. 307­360). The best work on this specific subject.

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