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The Resource Pagan goddesses in the early Germanic world : Eostre, Hreda and the cult of matrons, Philip A. Shaw

Pagan goddesses in the early Germanic world : Eostre, Hreda and the cult of matrons, Philip A. Shaw

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Pagan goddesses in the early Germanic world : Eostre, Hreda and the cult of matrons
Title
Pagan goddesses in the early Germanic world
Title remainder
Eostre, Hreda and the cult of matrons
Statement of responsibility
Philip A. Shaw
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Language
eng
Summary
"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." --Publisher's website
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UKM
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Shaw, Philip A
Dewey number
293.2114
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
BL870.G63
LC item number
S529 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Studies in early medieval history
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Goddesses, Germanic
Label
Pagan goddesses in the early Germanic world : Eostre, Hreda and the cult of matrons, Philip A. Shaw
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-115) and indexes
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Introduction: the footprint of pre-Christian worship -- Linguistic models and methods -- The Romano-Germanic religious landscape and the early middle ages -- Eostre: pan-Germanic goddess or 'etymological fancy'? -- Hreda -- Conclusion: role of the northern goddess?
Control code
505420804
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
128 pages
Isbn
9780715637975
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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map
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(OCoLC)505420804
Label
Pagan goddesses in the early Germanic world : Eostre, Hreda and the cult of matrons, Philip A. Shaw
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-115) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the footprint of pre-Christian worship -- Linguistic models and methods -- The Romano-Germanic religious landscape and the early middle ages -- Eostre: pan-Germanic goddess or 'etymological fancy'? -- Hreda -- Conclusion: role of the northern goddess?
Control code
505420804
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
128 pages
Isbn
9780715637975
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)505420804

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