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Exploring the World of the Druids

Miranda Aldhouse-Green

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The rich and fascinating story of the Druids from ancient times to the present day


Written by one of the foremost scholars of the Celtic Iron Age, this survey explores Druidic history from the ancient world to the present, including chapters on Druids and Celtic religion, female Druids, Druids in myth and the resurrection of Druidic beliefs in the seventeenth century.

From extracts from the writings of Classical authors – including the only first-hand accounts of the ancient Druids - to the latest archaeological evidence for Druidic sacrifice the book covers all aspects of their world and the ways in which it has been revived on modern centuries.

There are specially commissioned reconstruction drawings showing the Druids, their ceremonies and sacrifices, a timeline chronicling the history of the Druids, a gazetteer of museums to visit plus a worldwide directory of modern Druid organizations and a guide to further reading.

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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Size: 24.4 x 18.8 cm

Extent: 192 pp

Illustrations: 291

Publication date: 12 September 2005

ISBN: 9780500285718

About the Author

Miranda Aldhouse-Green is Professor Emeritus at Cardiff University. She is the author of The Celtic Myths, Dictionary of Celtic Myth and Legend, Exploring the World of the Druids and, with Stephen Aldhouse-Green, The Quest for the Shaman.

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