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Earth Rites: Fertility Practices in Pre-industrial Britain Hardcover – 29 Apr 1982
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Bord, Janet and Colin. Earth Rites: Fertility Practices in Pre-Industrial Britain. London / Toronto / Sydney / New York, Granada, 1982. 16 cm x 24 cm. XVI, 273 pages. Original hardcover with original dustjacket in protective Mylar. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear. Includes for example the following essays: The great Earth Mother / The archaeological evidence for fertility cults / The shapes of standing stones / Church carvings: sexual themes, green men and dragons / The ritual sacrifice of the divine victim / Traditional customs with fertility overtones: water, sun, horses, horns, she-males etc
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26 October 2003
This book makes us take a fresh look at the sexual origins of many of the historic places and customs that surround us today... fascinating! 'Earth Rites' represents an important enduring archive for many of the traditions that have all but disappeared from modern society. Definitely one for the book shelves of anyone interested in history or folklore.
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