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Gods with Thunderbolts By Guy de la Bedoyere

Gods with Thunderbolts by Guy de la Bedoyere

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This book assembles a great deal of evidence for religious practices in Britain, but despite some genuine insights (for example in relating religious sites to natural features and phenomena, and a highly commendable use of ancient sources), in general it is superficial and lacks real empathy with ancient cult.

Gods with Thunderbolts Summary

Gods with Thunderbolts: Religion in Roman Britain by Guy de la Bedoyere

This book assembles a great deal of evidence for religious practices in Britain, but despite some genuine insights (for example in relating religious sites to natural features and phenomena, and a highly commendable use of ancient sources), in general it is superficial and lacks real empathy with ancient cult. The gruff, colloquial writing style proclaims that this is a plain man's guide' and presumably the avoidance of meaningful engagement with iconography, iconology, art or theology, goes along with this, though for me these are all vital for any understanding of ancient religion. Other books by the author show he can do far better and, indeed, Gods with Thunderbolts betrays signs of a very hasty composition, and reads more like a first draft than a finished product. Guest reviewer - Martin Henig .

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GOR008245070
9780752425184
0752425188
Gods with Thunderbolts: Religion in Roman Britain by Guy de la Bedoyere
Used - Like New
Hardback
The History Press Ltd
2002-07-01
240
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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