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    DescriptionBritain'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 the well known Stonehenge, Avebury, Seahenge and Maiden Castle, and more unusual far-flung locations across the mainland and coastal islands. Celebrating the powerful challenge and stimulus offered to our imagination by relics of Britain's deep past, this rich book reveals much about archaeological and historical endeavour and our modern quest to know.


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    Title
    Pagan Britain
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ronald Hutton
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 48 mm
    Weight: 920 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780300197716
    ISBN 10: 0300197713
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HRKP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: RY
    Libri: I-RY
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BISAC V2.8: REL072000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBK
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: REL033000
    DC22: 200.9361
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.0.0.0.0
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 299.160941
    LC classification: BL980.G7 H865 2013
    Thema V1.0: NK, NHD, NHC, QRA, QRS
    Illustrations note
    100 black-&-white illustrations
    Publisher
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    13 May 2014
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    Ronald Hutton is Professor of History at the University of Bristol and a leading authority on ancient, medieval and modern paganism. Among his many previous books is Blood and Mistletoe: The History of the Druids in Britain, published by Yale.
    Review quote
    "Graceful prose . . . a brisk pace . . . This is a big book on a vast subject, presented intelligently."--John L./i>--John L. Murphy "PopMatters "