A history of pagan Europe

Published
  • London ; New York : Routledge 1995
Physical description
1 online resource (xv, 262 pages) : illustrations, maps.
ISBN
  • 9781315003498 (electronic bk.)
  • 131500349X (electronic bk.)
  • 0415091365
  • 9780415091367
  • 0760712107
  • 9780760712108
  • 0415158044
  • 9780415158046
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 232-242) and index.
  • Other format: Also available in printed form.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. London Available via World Wide Web.
  • English
  • Description based on print version record.
Audience
  • Specialized.
Contents
  • Introduction : Paganism old and new -- The Greeks and the Eastern Mediterranean -- Rome and the Western Mediterranean -- The Roman Empire -- The Celtic world -- The later Celts -- The Germanic peoples -- Late Germanic religion -- The Baltic lands -- Russia and the Balkans -- Paganism reaffirmed.
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Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Electronic books.
  • History.
  • Illustrated
  • text
Language
  • English

Summary

  • In this definitive study, Prudence Jones and Nigel Pennick draw together the fragmented sources of Europe's native religions and establish the coherence and continuity of the Pagan world vision. Challenging a traditional, Christian perspective of history, the authors argue that the modern world owes to ancient Paganism its pluralistic tolerance, its love of the arts and its respect for empirical method. Exploring Paganism as it developed from the ancient world, through the Celtic and Germanic periods, the authors finally appraise modern Paganism and its apparent causes. Feminist spirituality, the heritage movement, nature-worship and 'deep' ecology are some of the modern preoccupations which benefit from being examined within the wider context of European Paganism.

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