A Brief History of the Druids
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A Brief History of the Druids

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 22mm | 258.55g
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Robinson Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 1841194689
  • 9781841194684
  • 5,582

About Peter Berresford Ellis

Peter Berresford Ellis is the author of many books, including highly regarded works on Celtic history and culture. He is a Fellow of three Royal Societies in historical and antiquarian fields and the recipient of many awards and honours for his work.show more

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

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