European Paganism (Hardback)Ken Dowden (author)
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Before there where Christians, the peoples of Europe were pagans. Were they bloodthirsty savages hanging human offerings from trees? Were they happy ecologists, valuing the unpolluted rivers and mountains? In European Paganism Ken Dowden outlines and analyses the diverse aspects of pagan ritual and culture from human sacrifice to pilgrimage lunar festivals and tree worship. It includes:
* a 'timelines' chart to aid with chronology
* many quotations from ancient and modern sources translated from the original language where necessary, to make them accessible
* a comprehensive bibliography and guide to further reading.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 392
Weight: 885 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 29 mm
"Ken Dowden offers a classicist's view...you will find much that is new here, and Dowden certainly approaches the subject rather differently....If he challenges nothing that has not already been challenged, he certainly does so in an endearing and relaxed manner."
-The Pomegranate-International Journal of Pagan Studies