By Barry W. Cunliffe
The Druids were identified and mentioned for no less than 2400 years, first via Greek writers and later via the Romans, who got here in touch with them in Gaul and Britain. in keeping with those assets, they have been a discovered caste who officiated in spiritual ceremonies, taught the traditional wisdoms, and have been respected as philosophers. yet few figures flit so elusively via heritage, and the Druids stay enigmatic and perplexing to at the present time.
In this Very brief Introduction, one of many best professionals on British archaeology, Barry Cunliffe, takes the reader on a fast paced examine the ever-fascinating tale of the Druids, as visible within the context of the days and areas within which they practiced. Sifting throughout the proof, Cunliffe bargains an expert's most sensible wager as to what could be stated and what can't be acknowledged concerning the Druids, discussing the origins of the Druids and the facts for his or her ideals and practices, why the character of the druid caste replaced rather dramatically through the years, and the way successive generations have visible them in very other ways.