The Pagan Religions of the British Isles
xvii,397p : ill. Black boards, slight shelfwear. The dust-jacket has slight edgewear, and is now in protective jacket., Page edges slightly spotted. Notes for each chapter with bibliographical references: p. -373. Additional source material p. 374-376.
London: Book Club Associates 1991
Condition: Very Good/Very Good
Guide to pronunciation of Celtic words in the text: p. xv-xviii.
This edition published 1991 by BCA by arrangement with Basil Blackwell Ltd.
Summary: “This is a survey of religious beliefs in the British Isles from the Old Stone Age to the comming of Christianity, one of the least familiar but most extensive periods in Britain's history. Ronald Hutton draws upon new data, much of it archaeological, that has transformed interpretation over the past decade. Giving more or less equal weight to all periods, from the Neolithic to the Middle Ages, he considers a range of evidence for Celtic and Romano-British paganism: from burial sites, cairns, megaliths and causeways, to carvings, figurines, jewellery, weapons, votive objects, literary texts and folklore.”
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