The stations of the sun : a history of the ritual year in Britain / Ronald Hutton.

Published
  • Oxford : Oxford University Press 1997
ISBN
  • 0192854488 (pbk.)
  • 9780192854483 (pbk.)
Notes
  • Originally published: 1996.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Audience
  • adult
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
Genre
  • Bibliography
Language
  • English

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