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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This covers the mediaeval-Early Modern ritual year in Britain, breaking down each celebration into its historical parts. If you want to know the origins of Easter, Candlmas, Rogationtide and suchlike, this is the book for you. Read full review

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I really love this book. I bought it in the hopes that it would cover pagan and pre-Christian religious rituals, but was sadly disappointed. However, what I found instead was a well-written ... Read full review

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

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