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eBook The Lost Beliefs of Northern Europe ePub

by Dr Hilda Ellis Davidson,Hilda Ellis Davidson

  • ISBN: 0415049377
  • Category: World
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Dr Hilda Ellis Davidson,Hilda Ellis Davidson
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (September 11, 1993)
  • Pages: 190
  • ePub book: 1519 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1700 kb
  • Other: txt mbr lrf lit
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 173

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Hilda Ellis Davidson is a specialist in the field of early northern religion. The Lost Beliefs of Northern Europe. Hilda Ellis Davidson.

Hilda Ellis Davidson is a specialist in the field of early northern religion. Her many publications include Gods and Myths of Northern Europe (1964) and Myths and Symbols of Pagan Europe (1989). First published 1993 by Routledge. No part of this book may be reprinted or reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical, or other means, now known or hereafter invented, including photocopying and recording, or in any information storage or retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publishers.

The book looks at Northern European beliefs, myths, and archaeology and seeks to build a general picture of pagan religions among Celtic and Germanic peoples

Ships from and sold by Dharma Hand. The book looks at Northern European beliefs, myths, and archaeology and seeks to build a general picture of pagan religions among Celtic and Germanic peoples. On the positive side, the book's scope is pretty good. On the negative side, I found Davidson's analysis to be overly short and her methodology to be fuzzy.

The book looks at Northern European beliefs, myths, and archaeology and seeks to build a general picture of pagan religions among Celtic and Germanic peoples

The book looks at Northern European beliefs, myths, and archaeology and seeks to build a general picture of pagan religions among Celtic and Germanic peoples. I would recommend skipping this book and focusing on her other books instead (many of which are excellent)

Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson (born Hilda Roderick Ellis, 1 October 1914 – January 2006) was an English antiquarian and academic, writing in particular on Germanic paganism and Celtic paganism.

Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson (born Hilda Roderick Ellis, 1 October 1914 – January 2006) was an English antiquarian and academic, writing in particular on Germanic paganism and Celtic paganism. Davidson used literary, historical and archaeological evidence to discuss the stories and customs of Northern Europe. Gods and Myths of Northern Europe (Penguin Books, 1964) is considered one of the most thorough and reputable sources on Germanic mythology.

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

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. 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.

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I like the Hilda Ellis Davidson's work in general, and look forward to reading more. Interesting, but somewhat disorganized. Unfortunately the lost beliefs of Northern Europe still remain lost.

I like the Hilda Ellis Davidson's work in general, and look forward to reading more. This book is more of a history book than I expected, but it gives a very good overview of the historical and cultural contexts in which Celtic and Norse gods were worshiped. Davidson talks through some of the works and authors that are involved in communicating these myths to us, and also explores the impacts that Christianity may have had in This is a good book, although it is not quite what I expected.

Hilda Ellis Davidson sifts through centuries of cultural and religious influences to locate evidence of these "lost" pagan beliefs

Hilda Ellis Davidson sifts through centuries of cultural and religious influences to locate evidence of these "lost" pagan beliefs. Davidson illustrates how northern pagan religions have been represented and misinterpreted by the Christian tradition and throws light on the nature of such beliefs and how they have been preserved. Fragments of ancient belief have been incorporated into folklore and Christian dogma with the result that its original tenets have merged with the myths and psychologies of the intervening years. Hilda Ellis Davidson sifts through centuries of cultural and religious influences to locate evidence of these "lost" pagan beliefs.

Hilda Ellis Davidson Gods and Myths of Northern Europe. One can only speculate how many other priceless books of this kind have vanished without trace

Hilda Ellis Davidson Gods and Myths of Northern Europe. We will take heart for the future, Remembering the past. Northern heathenism, that is, the pre-Christian beliefs of the Germanic peoples and the Scandinavians, came to an end in the eleventh century. There were two periods when it presented a threat to Europe: the first was at the time of the fall of Rome, when the Germanic tribes were overrunning the west, and the second was in the ninth and tenth centuries, when the Vikings were a great power and a menace to Christian civilization. One can only speculate how many other priceless books of this kind have vanished without trace.

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.