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The Lost Beliefs of Northern Europe

1st Edition

By Dr Hilda Ellis Davidson, Hilda Ellis Davidson

Routledge

190 pages

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Fragments of ancient belief mingle with folklore and Christian dogma until the original tenets are lost in the myths and psychologies of the intervening years. Hilda Ellis Davidson illustrates how pagan beliefs have been represented and misinterpreted by the Christian tradition, and throws light on the nature of pre-Christian beliefs and how they have been preserved. The Lost Beliefs of Northern Europe stresses both the possibilities and the difficulties of investigating the lost religious beliefs of Northern Europe.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
REL033000
RELIGION / History
SOC002000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General