A Brief History of the Druids

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Carroll & Graf Publishers, Mar 28, 2002 - History - 304 pages
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Shrouded in legend, the mysterious cult of the ancient Druids continues to fascinate, inspiring latter-day imitators who often are only a poorly researched and romantic reflection of Druidic lore. In this compelling and readable history, respected Celtic scholar Peter Berresford Ellis explores who the Druids really were and what role they played in the Celtic world. Ellis provides a fresh and convincing interpretation of the facts, based on both archaeological and etymological findings. "Remarkable ... offers much for the academician as well as the general reader. Fascinating reading!"—Joseph A. King, author of Ireland to North America

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User Review  - Beverly Llewellyn - Goodreads

This book did a great job of posing a question with each chapter, analyzing the the historical facts as we know them, disputing ideas previously held, and then summing up the conclusion at the end of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sarah Keliher - Goodreads

This was the least sensational book I could find on the Druids. I was a little nervous about the cover quotes on this book - by such notably weird authors as Nicolai Tolstoy - but the dry, serious ... Read full review

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Author and Celtic scholar Peter Berresford Ellis was born in Coventry, Warwickshire, England on March 10, 1943. Even though he received a BA and an MA in Celtic Studies, he decided to become a journalist and worked at numerous weekly newspapers throughout England and Ireland. In 1968, he published is first book Wales - A Nation Again about the Welsh struggle for political independence. One of his best known works is The Cornish Language and its Literature, which is considered the definitive history of the language. He became a full-time writer in 1975 and writes fiction under the pseudonyms Peter Tremayne and Peter MacAlan. He is the author of the Sister Fidelma Mystery series. In 1988, he received an Irish Post Award in recognition of his services to Irish historical studies.

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