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Samhain

Ronald Hutton

in The Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205708
eISBN:
9780191676758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205708.003.0035
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book re-examines all the evidence for the development of the feast and of its associated days of All Saints and All Souls, and shows how intractable and ambivalent much of it seems to be. It ... More


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Ronald Hutton

in The Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205708
eISBN:
9780191676758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205708.003.0040
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the history of the ancient British and Irish year. This has sufficed to build up a powerful impression of an ancient year of Celts, probably uniform from Ireland to Gaul, ... More


‘Black Cats and Goblins on Halloween Night’: Halloween and Halloween

Murray Leeder and Murray Leeder

in Halloween

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781906733797
eISBN:
9781800342149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733797.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explains that Halloween is more than simply a setting in John Carpenter's Halloween (1978), but that the film is indeed centrally concerned with the contested meanings of the day when it ... More


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