A History of Pagan Europe by Prudence JonesA History of Pagan Europe by Prudence Jones

A History of Pagan Europe

byPrudence Jones, Nigel PennickEditorPrudence Jones

Paperback | December 3, 1997

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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.

Prudence Jones is a former president of the Pagan Federation and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. She is the co-editor ofVoices from the Circle: the Heritage of Western Paganism(1990) and the author ofCreative Astrology(2000). Nigel Pennick is a writer, illustrator and lecturer on ancient and modern mysteries. His publications in...
Title:A History of Pagan EuropeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 9.1 × 6.1 × 0.8 inPublished:December 3, 1997Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415158044

ISBN - 13:9780415158046


Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. The Greeks and the Easterm Mediterranean  3. Rome and the Western Mediterranean  4. The Roman Empire  5. The Celtic World  6. The Later Celts  7. The Germanic Peoples  8. Late Germanic Religion  9. The Baltic Lands  10. Russia and the Balkans  11. Paganism Reaffirmed.  Bibliography

From Our Editors

'A sourcebook and a central text in the 'ancient or modern' debate about Paganism....Stunning!'--Pagan Voice

Editorial Reviews

"The scholarship is solid, the presentation is clear for the general and academic reader alike, and the detail often fascinating....This book deserves to go into paperback as soon as possible, so that it will reach a wider audience."-"Fortean Times, 12/95 "It gives the general reader a...reliable picture of the history of the pagan cults and the complex development of the Christianization process. It offers an interesting synthesis of the vicissitudes of the uprooting of heathen thought and its success or failure; it is therefore a volume anyone probing into Europe's religious past will enjoy reading."-"History of Religions