Î A History of Pagan Europe Î I wouldn t consider it as a scholary book it is not that detailed. It is indeed a book that is hard to put down it s good written and although there are many pictures that aren t mentioned in the text, it is very informative Giving in a brief way a good realistic perspective on all sorts of pagan costums and history from Greeks to Asatr. Once you read it you want to find out Ronald Hutton a. o also have good books on the subject. First Comprehensive Study Of Its Kind, This Fullyillustratedbook 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 ¿ read ¿ A History of Pagan Europe by Prudence Jones ¿ 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 A stimulating read, but like others reviewers, I would have liked to see in the reference section of original sources this is a common fault with pagan books not correctly citing their sources Still, all in all it s a good book and one that I shall be keeping Many pagan books I read these days are short of depth are are recycled at local moots or charity shops. I have serious reservations about the academic value of this book I thought this work looked promising at first sight as a concise overview of paganism in several areas and forms However, although the book is split into areas such as Greek, Roman, Celtic, Germanic, the Baltic and Russia, it is sometimes unclear as to which period of time the authors are referring in these areas I also get the feeling that paganism is treated an homogenous whole over the entirety of time and space, which is not true. More worryingly, and I found this is quite typical in the work, in the Baltic Lands section, the authors talk briefly about the role of sacred groves in Finno Ugrian paganism without citing any primary sources, any secondary sources or mentioning what period of time their paragraph relates to, until suddenly they inform their reader
Fascinating Extraordinary to realize how one sided the history taught in school was. Great book, great service.
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