Druids: A Very Short Introduction

Druids: A Very Short Introduction


The Druids were recognized and mentioned for no less than 2400 years, first via Greek writers and later through the Romans, who got here involved with them in Gaul and Britain. in accordance with those resources, they have been a discovered caste who officiated in non secular ceremonies, taught the traditional wisdoms, and have been respected as philosophers. yet few figures flit so elusively via historical past, and the Druids stay enigmatic and perplexing to at the present time. during this Very brief creation, one of many best specialists on British archaeology, Barry Cunliffe, takes the reader on a fast paced examine the ever-fascinating tale of the Druids, as obvious within the context of the days and areas during which they practiced. Sifting throughout the proof, Cunliffe bargains an expert's most sensible bet as to what could be acknowledged and what cannot be stated in regards to the Druids, discussing the origins of the Druids and the facts for his or her ideals and practices, why the character of the druid caste replaced relatively dramatically over the years, and the way successive generations have obvious them in very diverse ways.

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