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

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

Ronald Hutton


From the twelve days of Christmas to the Spring traditions of Valentine, Shrovetide, and Easter eggs, via may possibly Day revels and Midsummer fires, and directly to the waning of the yr, Harvest domestic, and Hallowe'en; Ronald Hutton takes us on a desirable trip during the ritual 12 months in Britain.
His complete research covers all of the British Isles and the total sweep of historical past from the earliest written files to the current day. nice and lesser, old and smooth, Christian and pagan, all rituals are handled with a similar realization. the result's a colourful and soaking up background during which Ronald Hutton demanding situations many universal assumptions in regards to the customs of the earlier and the gala's of the current debunking many myths and illuminates the historical past of the calendar we are living by.
Stations of the Sun is the 1st entire scholarly paintings to hide the entire span of British rituals, difficult the paintings of experts from the past due Victorian interval onwards, remodeling our photo of the sector completely, and elevating matters for historians of each period.

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