Constable and Company, 1996, Trade Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Reprint
Size: Octavo (standard book size). 304 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Scattered foxing, but text mostly clean. Edges very slightly spotted or marked. The book has been read and carries some marks and creases. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. In this compelling and highly reliable study of the Druids, respected Celtic scholar Peter Berresford Ellis sifts through the historical evidence and, with reference to the latest archaeological and etymological findings, gives the first authentic account of who the mysterious Druids were and what role they played in Celtic society. The Druids emerge as the intellectual caste of ancient Celtic society. They were the doctors, the lawyers, the ambassadors, the advisers to kings. They also had a religious function. Ellis describes the special Druidic training, their philosophy, their belief in auguries, and their intriguing origins. He also shows that the current "New Age" image of the Druids as benevolent wizards comes from a woefully inadequate interpretation of the facts. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History; British History; Britain/UK; Ancient (BC); ISBN: 009474470x. ISBN/EAN: 9780094744707. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 7268.