Druids / Edition 2

Druids / Edition 2

by Nora K. Chadwick
     
 

ISBN-10: 0708314163

ISBN-13: 9780708314166

Pub. Date: 05/28/2000

Publisher: University of Wales Press

This classic study of the druids, one of the three intellectual classes of the early Celtic peoples, was first published by the University of Wales Press in 1966. The druids were the most enlightened and civilizing spiritual influence in Celtic Europe and were held in high regard as priests, philosophers, teachers and judges. Nora Chadwick's book examines and

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This classic study of the druids, one of the three intellectual classes of the early Celtic peoples, was first published by the University of Wales Press in 1966. The druids were the most enlightened and civilizing spiritual influence in Celtic Europe and were held in high regard as priests, philosophers, teachers and judges. Nora Chadwick's book examines and assesses the early written evidence of the Greeks and Romans and considers the druids within their historical context.

The institution of druidism captured the imagination of the ancient classical world. Its appeal has continued to this day. Significant developments in the field during the last thirty years are discussed by Anne Ross in this revised edition, which also includes a map of the major known druidic sites and centres in Europe.

The Druids is a scholarly work of interest and importance to all those who feel the perennial attraction of its subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780708314166
Publisher:
University of Wales Press
Publication date:
05/28/2000
Series:
University of Wales Press - Writers of Wales Ser.
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 5.30(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Second Edition, by Anne Ross
 
Further Reading
 
Map 1: The Territories of the Druids
Map 2: The Nemeton Sites in the Taw Valley, Devonshire
Note on Maps
 
Preface by Nora K. Chadwick
 
Principal Classical References
 
I.    The Problem. Some recent studies
II.   The Ritual Functions of the Druids in the Early Classical Sources. The Tradition of Posidonius
III.  The Wider Functions of the Druids in the Early Classical Sources. The Tradition of Caesar and Pliny
IV.  The Intellectual Activities of the Druids.  The Alexandrian Tradition
V.   The Decline of the Druids
VI.  The Nature and History of the Druids
 
Note. Divitiacus and Dumnorix
Index

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