Pagan Britain (Paperback)Ronald Hutton (author)
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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 more 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.
Publisher: Yale University Press
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 562 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 36 mm
"Hutton writes as an even-handed observer of his own discipline, and it is here that most of the solid evidence of ritual behaviour can be found."--Graham Robb, "The Guardian"--Graham Robb"The Guardian" (01/25/2014)
"This magisterial synthesis of archaeology, history, anthropology and folklore traces religious belief in Britain from the emergence of modern humans to the conversion to Christianity."--Jonathan Eaton, " Times Higher Education Supplement"--Jonathan Eaton"THES" (01/23/2014)
"Graceful prose . . . a brisk pace . . . This is a big book on a vast subject, presented intelligently."--John L./i>--John L. Murphy "PopMatters "