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

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Oxford University Press, 2001 - Ceremonier - 542 pages
In a complete history of British rituals, British historian Ronald Hutton takes us on a fascinating journey through the ritual year. Encompassing the whole sweep of history in all the British Isles, from the earliest written records to the present day, Hutton's colorful history debunks common assumptions about the customs of the past and the festivals of the present. 30 plates.

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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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Perhaps occasionally more information than one needs, but the arcane detail is often delightful and intriguing. Read full review

About the author (2001)

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

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