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Pagan Britain, Ronald Hutton

Label
Pagan Britain
Title
Pagan Britain
Statement of responsibility
Ronald Hutton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Britain's pagan past, with its astonishing number and variety of mysterious monuments, atmospheric sites, enigmatic artefacts, bloodthirsty legends and cryptic inscriptions, has always enthralled and perplexed us. 'Pagan Britain' is a history of religious beliefs from the Old Stone Age to the coming of Christianity. This ambitious book integrates the latest evidence to survey our transformed - and transforming - understanding of early religious behaviour; and, also, the way in which that behaviour has been interpreted in recent times, as a mirror for modern dreams and fears. From the Palaeolithic era to the coming of Christianity and beyond, Hutton reveals the long development, rapid suppression and enduring cultural significance of paganism. Woven into the chronological narrative are numerous case studies of sacred sites both well-known - Stonehenge, Avebury, Seahenge and Maiden Castle - and more unusual far-flung locations across the mainland and coastal islands
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hutton, Ronald
Dewey number
200.9361
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
BL980.G7
LC item number
H865 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Paganism
  • Paganism
  • Great Britain
  • Paganism
  • Religion
  • Heidentum
  • Great Britain
  • Großbritannien
Label
Pagan Britain, Ronald Hutton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [401]-459) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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
Control code
844731544
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 480 pages
Isbn
9780300197716
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2013021870
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)844731544
Label
Pagan Britain, Ronald Hutton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [401]-459) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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
Control code
844731544
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 480 pages
Isbn
9780300197716
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2013021870
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)844731544

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