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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Comprehensive and engaging, this colourful study covers the whole sweep of ritual history from the earliest written records to the present day. From May Day revels and Midsummer fires, to Harvest Home and Hallowe'en, to the twelve days of Christmas, Ronald Hutton takes us on a fascinatingjourney through the ritual year in Britain. He challenges many common assumptions about the customs of the past, and debunks many myths surrounding festivals of the present, to illuminate the history of the calendar year we live by today.

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This is such a dense text that I still haven't made my way through it after several months, not for lack of trying. The information is interesting, but the book has no "pull" to it beyond the facts ... Read full review

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User Review  - Derek Baldwin - Goodreads

Marvellous. A proper historical study of the age-old folk traditions of Britain, most of which aren't actually all that old after all. Useful ammunition for shutting up hippies and neo pagans who want ... Read full review

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

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