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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User Review  - Becca Lusher - Goodreads

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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User Review  - Simon - Goodreads

Informative and fascinating. Read full review

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

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