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Pagan Britain

Author: Ronald Hutton
Publisher: New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, 2014. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Britain's pagan past, with its mysterious monuments, atmospheric sites, enigmatic artifacts, bloodthirsty legends, and cryptic inscriptions, is both enthralling and perplexing to a resident of the twenty-first century. In this ambitious and thoroughly up-to-date book, Ronald Hutton reveals the long development, rapid suppression, and enduring cultural significance of paganism, from the Paleolithic Era to the coming

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Hutton
ISBN: 9780300205466 0300205465 9780300197716 0300197713
OCLC Number: 905640131
Notes: "First published in paperback in 2014"--Title page verso.
Description: xvi, 480 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
Contents: The Palaeolithic and Mesolithic: how ritual came to Britain --
The earlier Neolithic: a craze for monuments --
The late Neolithic and early Bronze Age: the time of the sacred circle --
Late prehistory: earthworks, pits and bones --
The Roman impact: temples, statues and inscriptions --
The conversion to Christianity: a clash of religions, a blend of religions --
The legacy of British paganism.
Responsibility: Ronald Hutton.


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"With Pagan Britain [Mr Hutton] has written a thoughtful critique of how historians and archaeologists often interpret ruins and relics to suit changing ideas about religion and nationhood...Mr Read more...

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