A History of Pagan Europe
The first comprehensive study of its kind, this fully illustrated book establishes Paganism as a persistent force in European history with a profound influence on modern thinking.
From the serpent goddesses of ancient Crete to modern nature-worship and the restoration of the indigenous religions of eastern Europe, this wide-ranging book offers a rewarding new perspective of European history.
In this definitive study, Prudence Jones and Nigel Pennick draw together the fragmented sources of Europe's native religions and establish the coherence and continuity of the Pagan world vision. Exploring Paganism as it developed from the ancient world through the Celtic and Germanic periods, the authors finally appraise modern Paganism and its apparent causes as well as addressing feminist spirituality, the heritage movement, nature-worship and `deep' ecology
This innovative and comprehensive history of European Paganism will provide a stimulating, reliable guide to this popular dimension of religious culture for the academic and the general reader alike.
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Review: A History of Pagan EuropeUser Review - Steve Cran - Goodreads
Nigel Pennick and Prudence Jones have done exhaustive research and reading to bring the readership this volume. A survey of Pagan religion ideas starting off first with the Greeks and the Cretan then ... Read full review
Review: A History of Pagan EuropeUser Review - Bunnyjadwiga - Goodreads
This is a mostly-solid if somewhat biased introduction to the trends of pre-christian europe as far as they are known. A good starter for those interested in history as opposed to neopagan mythology. Read full review
PAGANISM OLD AND NEW
THE GREEKS AND THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN
ROME AND THE WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN
THE ROMAN EMPIRE
THE CELTIC WORLD
THE LATER CELTS
THE GERMANIC PEOPLES