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    DescriptionThis is the first survey of religious beliefs in the British Isles from the Old Stone Age to the coming of Christianity, one of the least familiar periods in Britaina s history. Ronald Hutton draws upon a wealth of 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 examines a fascinating 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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    Title
    The Pagan Religions of the Ancient British Isles
    Subtitle
    Their Nature and Legacy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ronald Hutton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 424
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780631189466
    ISBN 10: 0631189467
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLC, HBLA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DB
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HRKP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    BIC subject category V2: HDDA
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Abridged Dewey: 941
    BIC subject category V2: HRQ
    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    Libri: I-RS
    LC classification: DA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15470
    B&T Approval Code: A13260000
    DC12A: 299
    DC22: 292
    BIC subject category V2: 1DB
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REL117000
    Thema V1.0: VXWS
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    BLACKWELL PUBLISHERS
    Publication date
    15 December 1993
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Ronald Hutton was educated at Cambridge and then at Oxford, where he held a fellowship at Magdalen College. In 1981, he moved to the University of Bristol, where he is now Reader in British History. He is a historian of wide interests ranging from political affairs and popular culture to topics covering the whole of the British Isles. This is his fifth book.
    Review quote
    "An excellent, up--to--date compendium of British pagan religions based primarily upon recent archaeological findings. Hutton has contributed a well documented resource which has popular interest." Library Journal "Brilliant ... Huttona s book gives us by far the best, most level--headed overview of this fascinating but contentious subject." Times Literary Supplement
    Back cover copy
    This is the first survey of religious beliefs in the British Isles from the Old Stone Age to the coming of Christianity, one of the least familiar periods in Britain's history. Ronald Hutton draws upon a wealth of 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 examines a fascinating 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.
    Table of contents
    Preface. Preface to the Paperback Edition. 1. The Mysteries Begin (c.30,000 -- c.5000 BC). 2. The Age of The Tombs (c.5000 -- c.3200 BC). 3. The Coming of the Circles (c.3200 -- c.2200 BC). 4. Into the Darkness (c.2200 -- c.1000 BC). 5. The People of the Mist (c.1000 BC -- c. AD 500). 6. The Imperial Synthesis (AD 43 -- 410). 7. The Clash of Faiths (AD c.300 -- c. 1000). 8. Legacy of Shadows. Notes. Additional Source Material. Index.