Exploring the World of the Druids

Exploring the World of the Druids

  1. Miranda J. Green
  • ISBN 9780500285718
  • 24.40 x 18.80 cm
  • Paperback
  • 192pp
  • 291 Illustrations, 51 in colour
  • First published 2005
‘The first well-rounded and accurate account of the Druids’ – History Today

The rich and fascinating story of the Druids from ancient times to the present day

Contents include
•    Chapters on Druids and Celtic religion, female Druids, Druids in myth and the resurrection of Druidic beliefs in the seventeenth century
•    Extracts from the writings of Classical authors – including the only first-hand accounts of the ancient Druids
•    The latest discoveries, revealing how archaeology may be uncovering the victims of Druidic sacrifice
•    Special features on sanctuaries and shrines, witches and Druidesses, and ritual murder
•    The celebrity Druids – Winston Churchill, William Wordsworth and William Blake
•    Specially commissioned reconstruction drawings showing the Druids, their ceremonies and sacrifices
•    Timeline chronicling the history of the Druids, and a gazetteer of museums to visit
•    Full reference section, including a worldwide directory of modern Druid organizations and a guide to further reading

Miranda J. Green is Professor of Archaeology and Head of Research in the School of Humanities at the University of Wales, Newport, and President of the Prehistoric Society. Her many books include 'Dictionary of Celtic Myth and Legend' and 'The Quest for the Shaman', both published by Thames & Hudson.