Ronald Hutton is professor of history, University of Bristol, and a leading authority on ancient, medieval, and modern paganism. He lives in Bristol, UK.
"Graceful prose . . . a brisk pace . . . This is a big book on a
vast subject, presented intelligently."--John L./i>--John L.
Murphy "PopMatters "
"Hutton writes as an even-handed observer of his own discipline, and it is here that most of the solid evidence of ritual behaviour can be found."--Graham Robb, "The Guardian"--Graham Robb"The Guardian" (01/25/2014)
"This magisterial synthesis of archaeology, history, anthropology and folklore traces religious belief in Britain from the emergence of modern humans to the conversion to Christianity."--Jonathan Eaton, " Times Higher Education Supplement"--Jonathan Eaton"THES" (01/23/2014)
"This is an expedition into deep time: a meticulous critical review of the known and sometimes shadowy rituals and beliefs in the British Isles from early prehistory to the advent of Christianity. . .Ronald Hutton brings the discussion alive with detail and debate. . .offer[ing] a visceral experience of the remarkable and often enigmatic evidence for ancient beliefs, rituals and practices in the British Isles."--Sarah Semple, "Times Higher Education Supplement"--Sarah Semple"THES" (01/02/2014)