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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - paperloverevolution - LibraryThing
I'm always a little leery of historians with an obvious axe to grind, and the authors of this book - better known for a series of New Age and Wiccan publications - definitely qualify. I think they ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Maghnus - LibraryThing
A very enlightening book and one that is relatively easy to read and comprehend as well as being very informative. The combination of historical movement, settlement and cultural morphing gives a ... 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