Britain S Pagan Past, With Its Mysterious Monuments, Atmospheric Sites, Enigmatic Artifacts, Bloodthirsty Legends, And Cryptic Inscriptions, Is Both Enthralling And Perplexing To A Resident Of The Twenty First Century In This Ambitious And Thoroughly Up To Date Book, Ronald Hutton Reveals The Long Development, Rapid Suppression, And Enduring Cultural Significance Of Paganism, From The Paleolithic Era To The Coming Of Christianity He Draws On An Array Of Recently Discovered Evidence And Shows How New Findings Have Radically Transformed Understandings Of Belief And Ritual In Britain Before The Arrival Of Organized Religion Setting Forth A Chronological Narrative, Hutton Along The Way Makes Side Visits To Explore Specific Locations Of Ancient Pagan Activity He Includes The Well Known Sacred Sites Stonehenge, Avebury, Seahenge, Maiden Castle, Anglesey As Well As Obscure Locations Across The Mainland And Coastal Islands In Tireless Pursuit Of The Elusive Why Of Pagan Behavior, Hutton Astonishes With The Breadth Of His Understanding Of Britain S Deep Past And Inspires With The Originality Of His Insights
Ronald Hutton born 1953 is an English historian who specializes in the study of Early Modern Britain, British folklore, pre Christian religion and contemporary Paganism A professor of history at the University of Bristol, Hutton has published fourteen books and has appeared on British television and radio.
- 496 pages
- Pagan Britain
- Ronald Hutton
- 14 August 2017 Ronald Hutton