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A Brief History of: The Druids : Brief Histories - Peter Berresford Ellis

A Brief History of: The Druids

Brief Histories

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A history of the cult of the ancient Druids, exploring who they really were and what role they played in the Celtic world. The author's interpretation of the facts is based on both archaeological and etymological findings. Peter Berresford Ellis sifts through evidence and, with reference to the latest archaeological findings and the use of etymology, shows that the Druids have been subject to a swaythe of propaganda and myth-making through the centuries.

"Finally, a book that separates fact from mythology, telling us what we can and cannot know about the ancient Druids. This remarkable book by a leading historian of the Celts offers much for the academician as well as the general reader. Fascinating reading!" - Joseph A. King, author of Ireland to North America

"Readable and well-researched... a useful guide..." - Count Nikolai Tolstoy Times Higher Education Supplement

Introduction: Identifying the Druidsp. 11
The Celtic Worldp. 23
Origins of the Druidsp. 37
Druids Through Foreign Eyesp. 50
Druids Through Celtic Eyesp. 70
Female Druidsp. 91
The Religion of the Druidsp. 113
The Rituals of the Druidsp. 132
The Wisdom of the Druidsp. 157
Reviving the Druidsp. 251
Select Bibliographyp. 282
Indexp. 293
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ISBN: 9781841194684
ISBN-10: 1841194689
Series: Brief Histories
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 28th March 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.3  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1