PAGAN GODDESSES IN THE EARLY GERMANIC WORLD EOSTRE HREDA AND THE CULT OF MATRONS STUDIES IN EARLY MEDIEVAL HISTORY

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Pagan Goddesses In The Early Germanic World

Author : Philip A. Shaw
ISBN : 0715637975
Genre : History
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This book considers evidence for Germanic goddesses in England and on the Continent, and argues on the basis of linguistic and onomastic evidence that modern scholarship has tended to focus too heavily on the notion of divine functions or spheres of activity, such as fertility or warfare, rather than considering the extent to which goddesses are rooted in localities and social structures. Such local religious manifestations are, it is suggested, more important to Germanic paganisms than is often supposed, and should caution us against assumptions of pan-Germanic traditional beliefs. Linguistic and onomastic evidence is not always well integrated into discussions of historical developments in the early Middle Ages, and this book provides both an introduction to the models and methods employed throughout, and a model for further research into the linguistic evidence for traditional beliefs among the Germanic-speaking communities of early medieval Europe.
Category: History

Naming The Goddess

Author : Trevor Greenfield
ISBN : 9781782794752
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Naming the Goddess is written by over eighty adherents and scholars of Goddess and Goddess Spirituality, and includes contributions from Selena Fox, Kathy Jones, Caroline Wise and Rachel Patterson. Part 1 is a series of critical essays focusing upon contemporary Goddess issues. Part 2 is a spiritual gazetteer featuring over seventy Goddesses.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Belief And Religion In Barbarian Europe C 350 700

Author : Marilyn Dunn
ISBN : 9781441100238
Genre : History
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Challenging the accepted historical belief that they were mere passive recipients of Christian doctrine and providing insights into the way they would initially have apprehended a very different type of religion in the light of their own beliefs and intuitions, the book also examines the gradual adjustments which the Christian Church itself was forced to make across the period in order to consolidate large-scale conversions. Drawing on an exceptionally wide range of source material offering new approaches to evidence drawn from writers such as Tacitus, Ambrose, Augustine, Jordanes, as well as the Indiculus Superstitionum, and Pirmin's Scarapsus, it supplements these with material drawn from liturgical texts, hagiography, homilies, ecclesiastical and royal legislation and also from European folklore, interpreted in the light of latest theory to provide an authoritative overview of the period.
Category: History

Dark Age Liguria

Author : Ross Balzaretti
ISBN : 9781780930305
Genre : History
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A detailed case-study of the Liguria region of Italy, using the insights gained there to illuminate events at the end of Roman imperial rule.
Category: History

Althochdeutsches Lesebuch

Author : Wilhelm Braune
ISBN : 9783110911824
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Deutsche Mythologie

Author : Jacob Grimm
ISBN : OXFORD:300000952
Genre : Germanic peoples
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Vom Wildtier Zum Haustier

Author : Hans Nachtsheim
ISBN : 3489606361
Genre : Animal breeding
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Haustier - Wildtier - Domestikation.
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Wilder Mann

Author : Charles Fréger
ISBN : 3868282955
Genre : Animals in art
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Each year, throughout Europe, from Scotland to Bulgaria, from Finland to Italy, from Portugal to Greece via France, Switzerland and Germany, people literally put themselves into the skin of the "savage," in masquerades that stretch back centuries. The rituals are centuries old and celebrate the seasonal cycle, fertility, life, and death By becoming a bear, a goat, a stag, a wild boar, a man of straw, a devil, or a monster with jaws of steel, these people celebrate the cycle of life and seasons. The costumes amaze with their extraordinary diversity and prodigious beauty. Work on this project took leading French photographer Charles Fréger to eighteen European countries in search of the mythological figure of the Wild Man.
Category: Animals in art