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Title:
Witches, druids and King Arthur
Author:
Hutton, Ronald.
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Publication Information:
London : Hambledon and London, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xviii, 365 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781852853976
Format :
Book

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Central Library BL432 .H88 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

In this book, Ronald Hutton brings his wealth of unusual knowledge on Paganism, myth, and ritual to the reader. Hutton is known for having a deep and sympathetic understanding of past and present beliefs that are often dismissed, and an ability to write lucidly and wittily. Witches, Druids, and King Arthur has a unique and accessible flavor and covers elegantly and entertainingly a wide range of beliefs, myths and practices and their place in history.


Author Notes

Ronald Hutton is Professor of History at the University of Bristol. As well as several major works on the British Civil War and seventeenth century history he is also the author of theStations of the Sun, The Triumph of the Moon (Oxford University Press), Shamans and Witches, Druids and King Arthur (Hambledon/Continuum).


Table of Contents

Illustrations
Introduction
Acknowledgements
1 How Myths are Made
2 Arthur and the Academics
3 Glastonbury: Alternative Histories
4 The New Old Paganism
5 Paganism in the Missing Countries
6 A Modest Look at Ritual Nudity
7 The Inklings and the Gods
8 The New Druidry
9 Living with Witchcraft
Notes
Index

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