The Druids

Author(s) Nora Chadwick

Language: English

Genre(s): Religion

  • July 1997 · 119 pages ·216x138mm

  • · Paperback - 9780708314166

About The Book

Despite their great influence in prehistoric Europe, the knowledge and teaching of the druids was never committed to writing and so their prestige steadily declined. This study seeks to classify the evidence afresh and to place the druids in their historical setting.


'No people in Celtic antiquity has attracted as much attention as the druids, and it is fitting that such a doyen of Celtic studies as Mrs. Chadwick should give us her view on this controversial order.' -The Welsh History Review 'It is very good to see this splendid source book re-issued in such an attractive format... Chadwick's concise survey is the essential starting point for any serious student of ancient druidism ... one of the most fundamental modern discussions of the druids to be written in English.' Archaeologia Cambrensis '...presents a fine classic study in paperback, covering the institution of druidism and creating a scholarly work which should interest any student of the druids. Enjoy an excellent history which packs depth and detail into its account.'

About the Author(s)

Author(s): Anne Ross

Anne Ross was formerly Research Fellow at the School of Scottish Studies in Edinburgh and Research Fellow in Archaeology at the University of Southampton.

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