European Paganism

European Paganism

The Realities of Cult From Antiquity to the Middle Ages

eBook - 2000
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Taylor & Francis Publishing
European Paganism provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of ancient pagan religions throughout the European continent.
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: London ; New York : Routledge, 2000
ISBN: 9780415120340
0415120349
9780203011775
0203011775
9780203170298
0203170296
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (xx, 367 pages) : illustrations

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