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The World of the Druids by Miranda Aldhouse-Green
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Sep 29, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: celtic-history
Read in January, 2006

This book is one of my favorite beginner books on the Druids. It tells the truth about the Druids without romanticism. It gives the descriptions available from the classical writers and tells you why they said what they did. It talks about the possibility of human sacrifices that a lot of books just won't talk about.

The book is well researched and documented. It is written in simple language and makes for an interesting read. There are a lot of pictures in it to corroborate the text and it is beautifully organized to give you a nice flow.

The author gives archeological evidence which she then corroborates with evidence from vernacular texts and the classical writers. She gives information on further reading which is always a good idea for someone like me who just wants MORE.

The only drawback is that it is intended for the beginner, some one who is looking for more in depth information are better off getting more specialized books.

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