The stations of the sun : a history of the ritual year in Britain

Other titles
  • Oxford scholarship online.
  • Oxford Scholarship Online.
Published
  • Oxford : Oxford University Press 1996
Physical description
xx, 542p., [16] p. of plates : ill., facsims., maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
  • 9780191676758 (ebook)
  • 0191676756 (ebook)
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011. (Oxford scholarship online). Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Internet Explorer 6.0 (or higher) or Firefox 2.0 (or higher). Available as searchable text in HTML format. Access restricted to subscribing institutions.
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  • Description based on print version record.
Audience
  • Specialized.
Contents
  • Incomplete contents 1. The Origins of Christmas; 2. The Twelve Days; 3. The Trials of Christmas; 4. Rites of Celebration and Reassurance; 5. Rites of Purification and Blessing; 6. Rites of Hospitality and Charity; 7. Mummers' Play and Sword Dance; 8. Hobby-Horse and Hord Dance; 9. Misrul; 10. The Reinvention of Christmas; 11. Speeding the Plough; 12. Brigid's Night; 13. Candlemas; 14. Valentines; 15. Shrovetide; 16. Lent; 17. The Origins of Easter; 18. Holy Week; 19. An Egg ad Easter; 20. The Easter Holidays; 21. England and St George; 22. Beltane; 23. The May; 24. May Games and Whitsun Ales; 25. Morris and Marian; 26. Rogatide and Pentecost; 27. Royal Oak; 28. A Merrie May; 29. Corpus Christi; 30. The Midsummer Fires; 31. Sheep, Hay, and Rushes; 32. First Fruits; 33. Harvest Home; 34. Wakes, Revels, and Hoppings; 35. Samhain; 36. Saints and Souls; 37. The Modern Hallowe'en; 38. Blood Month and Virgin Queen; 39. Gunpowder Treason; 40. Conclusion
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  • Ebooks.
  • Electronic books.
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Language
  • English

Summary

  • Ronald Hutton takes us on a fascinating journey through the ritual year in Britain. His comprehensive study covers all the British Isles and the whole sweep of history from the earliest written records to the present day.
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