For 2,500 years two traditions have been locked in a struggle for the soul of Europe. One is dominant and apparently victorious - the rationalist literate culture of cities & the Christian church. In this series, anthropologist Rudgley goes in search of the other, far older tradition of magic, symbolism and pagan rituals. Journey into Roman times and follow the pagans' struggle with the increasingly powerful, literate Mediterranean culture. Trace paganism's journey from its resurgence in the Dark Ages through to the witch mania of the Middle Ages and beyond. ‘Pagans' unravels the multifaceted strands of the powerful pagan culture. This is compulsive viewing that unlocks the hidden secrets and origins of this often misunderstood part of religious heritage, tracking it through the ages.
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