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The stations of the sun : a history of the ritual year in Britain

Author: Ronald Hutton
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Covering the sweep of history from the earliest records to the present day, this is a journey through the ritual year in Britain. Hutton seeks to challenge many common assumptions about the customs  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Geschiedenis (vorm)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Hutton
ISBN: 0192880454 9780192880451 0198205708 9780198205708
OCLC Number: 901933319
Description: XX, 542 p. : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The Origins of Christmas; The Twelve Days; The Trials of Christmas; Rites of Celebration and Reassurance; Rites of Purification and Blessing; Rites of Hospitality and Charity; Mummers' Play and Sword Dance; Hobby-Horse and Horn Dance; Misrule; The Reinvention of Christmas; Speeding the Plough; Brigid's Night; Candlemas; Valentines; Shrovetide; Lent; The Origins of Easter; Holy Week; An Egg at Easter; The Easter Holidays; England and St George; Beltane; The May; May Games and Whitsun Ales; Morris and Marian; Rogationtide and Pentecost; Royal Oak; A Merrie May; Corpus Christi; The Midsummer Fires; Sheep, Hay, and Rushes; First Fruits; Harvest Home; Wakes, Revels, and Hoppings; Samhain; Saints and Souls; The Modern Hallowe'en; Blood Month and Virgin Queen; Gunpowder Treason; Conclusions.
Responsibility: Ronald Hutton [aut].

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