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Description - A History of Pagan Europe by Prudence Jones

Europe's pagan past holds a present fascination. Jones and Pennick describe the persistence of pagan attitudes in Europe, running from the ancient world, through the Celtic period to the present. The effect of classical paganism on modern European thought via liberal and public school education systems and the impact on other religions is examined. The authors also appraise modern paganism and its apparent causes, looking at such topics as nature-worship, feminism, the rediscovery of shamanism, astro-archaeology, and alternative medicine. This, a comprehensive history of European paganism, aims to provide a guide to this popular dimension of religious culture.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415158046
ISBN-10: 0415158044
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 280
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Feb-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Prudence Jones

Prudence Jones is a former president of the Pagan Federation and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. She is the co-editor of Voices from the Circle: the Heritage of Western Paganism (1990) and the author of Creative Astrology (2000). Nigel Pennick is a writer, illustrator and lecturer on ancient and modern mysteries. His publications include The Pagan Source Book (1992) and Sacred Geometry (1994)