The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & UnNatural History Lecture Series: Ronald Hutton’s ‘Queens of the Wild’ (with signed bookplate)

£18.99

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We are very pleased to be the bookselling partner for our old chum Viktor Wynd’s series of Zoom lectures at his Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & UnNatural History. The books will be delivered with signed bookplates, so please be patient – we will process the orders as soon as they come in, but getting them signed and posted out will mean delivery is not immediate! It might take up to 4 weeks for delivery.

To accompany Ronald Hutton’s latest lecture, we’re offering signed copies of his books.

Queens of the Wild: Pagan Goddesses in Christian Europe: An Investigation is a concise history of the goddess-like figures who evade both Christian and pagan traditions, from the medieval period to the present day.

In this riveting account, renowned scholar Ronald Hutton explores the history of deity-like figures in Christian Europe. Drawing on anthropology, archaeology, literature, and history, Hutton shows how hags, witches, the fairy queen, and the Green Man all came to be, and how they changed over the centuries.

Looking closely at four main figures—Mother Earth, the Fairy Queen, the Mistress of the Night, and the Old Woman of Gaelic tradition—Hutton challenges decades of debate around the female figures who have long been thought versions of pre-Christian goddesses. He makes the compelling case that these goddess figures found in the European imagination did not descend from the pre-Christian ancient world, yet have nothing Christian about them. It was in fact nineteenth-century scholars who attempted to establish the narrative of pagan survival that persists today.

Please remember: delivery is not immediate! It might take up to 4 weeks for delivery.

UK ORDERS ONLY!!!