A History of Pagan Europe


By Prudence Jones/Nigel Pennick, Published in 1995



A History of Pagan Europe is the first comprehensive study of its kind, and establishes Paganism as a persistent force in European history with a profound influence on modern thinking. This timely second edition bring the books completely up-to-date and includes analysis of recent work in the area. 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 offered a rewarding – often provocative – new perspective on European history. This second edition includes: expanded discussion of the significance of the Olympian pantheon and the interrelationship of Greece and the Near East, and of the synthesis of paganism and Christianity new analysis of 20th century paganism and the coherence of paganism across time a new glossary and chronology. A History of Pagan Europe is essential for all readers interested in the development of religions across the centuries and around the globe.

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