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PHILIPPE WALTER is a professor of medieval French literature at the Université Stendhal in Grenoble. He has published numerous books on the Middle Ages and has overseen the editing and translation of the Grail romances for the prestigious Bibliothèque de la Pléiade. He lives in France.
"Anyone with an open, curious mind will cherish this book."
"This amazing little book is a must for any serious student of paganism, witchcraft, and the more mystical strains of Christianity. . . . There is simply too much to say about this excellent work and its truly well-researched basis. This book should be in your library and be read with interest and delight."
"Those seriously interested in the survival of pagan beliefs under the cloak of Christianity will find in these pages the most comprehensive and scholarly work on the subject to date."
one Carnival, The Enigma of a Name
two November 1, Samain
three Christmas and the Twelve Days
four February 1, Imbolc
five The Transitional Period of Easter
six May 1, Beltane
seven Saint John’s Day
eight August 1, Lughnasad
nine Saint Michael on Mount Gargan
Appendix 1: History of Normandy, Book 13
Appendix 2: The Baying (or Questing) Beast
Appendix 3: A Short Index of Saints