Stations of the Sun

A History of the Ritual Year in Britain


Comprehensive and engaging, this colourful study covers the whole sweep of ritual history from the earliest written records to the present day. From May Day revels and Midsummer fires, to Harvest Home and Hallowe'en, to the twelve days of Christmas, Ronald Hutton takes us on a fascinating journey through the ritual year in Britain. He challenges many common assumptions about the customs of the past, and debunks many myths surrounding festivals of the present, toilluminate the history of the calendar year we live by today.
  • OUP Oxford; February 2001
  • ISBN: 9780191578427
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  • Title: Stations of the Sun
  • Author: Ronald Hutton
  • Imprint: OUP Oxford

In The Press

Well produced and written in a pleasing style, it is a rich source of information about late-medieval calendar customs whose scope extends far beyond the Middle Ages. Stations of the Sun belongs in the reference collection of any college library.

About The Author

Ronald Hutton is Reader in History at the University of Bristol.