Pagan Celtic Britain

Pagan Celtic Britain Although some aspects of pre Roman and pre Christian beliefs remain shrouded in mystery the author of this comprehensive profusely illustrated volume contends that neither the Roman invasion of Brit

  • Title: Pagan Celtic Britain
  • Author: Anne Ross
  • ISBN: 9780897334358
  • Page: 114
  • Format: Paperback
  • Although some aspects of pre Roman and pre Christian beliefs remain shrouded in mystery, the author of this comprehensive, profusely illustrated volume contends that neither the Roman invasion of Britain nor the coming of Christianity eliminated pagan religious practice Dr Anne Ross writes from wide experience of living in Celtic speaking communities where she has tracedAlthough some aspects of pre Roman and pre Christian beliefs remain shrouded in mystery, the author of this comprehensive, profusely illustrated volume contends that neither the Roman invasion of Britain nor the coming of Christianity eliminated pagan religious practice Dr Anne Ross writes from wide experience of living in Celtic speaking communities where she has traced vernacular tradition She employs archaeological and anthropoligical evidence, as well as folklore, to provide broad insight into the early Celtic world.

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    1. Picked up a very old, dog-eared, spine-broken copy of this at a used book store the week before Christmas. I had never heard of this book, or Ross, and was very happy to find this book. I picked it up immediately and bought it for a couple of bucks. I am enjoying it immensely and learning a lot. I had no idea the "Celts" equal the Gauls and the Galatians as well. I was worried that the book's scholarship was out-of-date, but I've done some additional research and it looks like the scholarship ha [...]

    2. Used this for my bachelor thesis. I decided to put it on my "read" list, even if I mainly focused on chapters 1-3 & 5 and sort of only looked through the other chapters. It was really good and very useful. Ross is extremely thorough, always arguing her case with lots of examples. Great book about the scarce knowledge we have of the Celtic religion.

    3. Published in 1967 and revised in 1992, the book is out of date, but there is much information I have not seen in more recent works, especially on animal associations in paganism, so still worth a read for those interested.

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