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

Published
  • Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press 1996
Physical description
xx, 542 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
ISBN
  • 0198205708
  • 9780198205708
  • 9780192854483
  • 0192854488
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 428-518) and index.
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 Horn Dance -- 9. Misrule -- 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 at 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. Rogationtide 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. Conclusions.
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Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Illustrated
  • text
Language
  • English
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