Early paganism in Iberia

Here’s a book on a subject I’d like to know more about – and oh look, it’s free to read online! Courtesy of the Library of Iberian Resources Online (LIBRO).

Paganism and Pagan Survivals in Spain up to the Fall of the Visigothic Kingdom, by Stephen McKenna

The upside – this is a subject that we don’t see much published on, in English.

The downside – it’s a Catholic publication from the 1930s, which means (as can be seen in the very first sentence of the preface) that it is full of offensive language about and attitudes towards the pagans under discussion… so take that for what it’s worth.


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2 Responses to Early paganism in Iberia

  1. Oooh, that’s really interesting with a lot of valuable information.

  2. Erik says:

    Yeah, it’s definitely a wheat/chaff sort of thing. OTOH, the only reason we have most of Celsus is thanks to Origen, so there you go – I think it’s ultimately going to prove to be useful but painful, rather like reading W.G. Aston or J.W.T. Mason on Shinto, from around the turn of the 20th century.

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