The Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain

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Oxford University Press, 2001 - Ceremonier - 542 pages
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'a fascinating volume, which any future study of calendar rituals - or of 'pagan residues' in popular culture - will have to take into account.' - Margaret Cormack, Speculum - A Jnl of Medieval Studies, 2000.'Students of religion will be impressed by the ample evidence the book provides, not for the survival of pagan religious practices in a Christian era, but for the survival of Catholic practices in a Protestant one.' - Margaret Cormack, Speculum - A Jnl of Medieval Studies, 2000.'Well produced and written in a pleasing style, it is a rich source of information about late-medieval calendar customs whose scope extends far beyond the Middle Ages. Stations of the Sun belongs in the reference collection of any college library.' - Margaret Cormack, Speculum - A Jnl of Medieval Studies, 2000.'a tour de force from one of the liveliest and most wide-ranging of practising English historians this unfailingly stimulating, learned and engaging book places a relatively neglected aspect of English social history firmly on the map. ' -Eamon Duffy, TLS

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Review: The Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain

User Review  - Rachel Bonaccorso Lindsay - Goodreads

The most reference-heavy and therefore the most useful of Hutton's books, at least to me. Very helpful insights into the nature of folklore and the speed with which it changes. Read full review

Review: The Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain

User Review  - Caroline - Goodreads

Even today, the idea that many folk traditions and festivals are the remnants of some pagan pre-Christian Celtic religion, transmogrified and surviving furtively in the countryside, has a peculiar ... Read full review

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Ronald Hutton is Reader in History at the University of Bristol.

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