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The Druids Arguing That The Sources For The Ancient Druids Are Too Few And Unreliable To Establish Any Certainties, Hutton Reverses The Traditional Balance Of Interest To Look At The Many Ways In Which Druids Have Been Imagined In Britain Since 1500.

10 thoughts on “The Druids

  1. says:

    Back when this book was being publicized just before it came out I was itching to get it I even pre ordered it, because I had read all of Ronald Hutton s books and I knew the kind of scholarly study that goes into them I couldn t wait for the day it arrived and when it did, I dropped all the other books that I was reading and started to read it.What first struck me was the introduction It seems that this book was written with people who thought that his other books were too hard for them to Back when this book was being publicized just before it came out I was itching to get it I even pre ordered it, because I had read all of Ronald Hutton s books and I knew the kind of scholarly study that goes into them I couldn t wait for the day it arrived and when it did, I dropped all the other books that I was reading and started to read it.What first struck me was the introduction It seems that this book was written with people who thought that his other books were too hard for them to read So the book was made simple He also said that another book was forthcoming with academic people in mind andinformation then this book I didn t like that I had expected that this book would be like his other books, full of scholarly information and proofs, still it was fun to read at times and had some good information Then I was hit by the way he had divided his book The division was not based on chronological divisions but rather on types of drui...

  2. says:

    Written with a lighter touch than Hutton s academic work, this is a book meant to be accessible to a wider audience As a consequence, its liberally sprinkled with the author s wonderful humour and had me laughing rather a lot.There isn t much evidence for what the Druids of 2000 years ago got up to, and what we do have is problematic Rather than chew this ov...

  3. says:

    Too difficult to read even half I now know that the last 400 years have been filled with utter scam artists, liars and people with pure ideas of fantasy about the Druids Maybe this book was madeaccessible to the ...

  4. says:

    The Druids were Celtic Religious leaders who were wiped out by the Romans Not much is known about them as their teachings were oral rather than written They left behind no written records of themselves The only thing modern scholars have to go on is written records left behind by their foes, which were not too complimentary.In the early 1500 s European Nations started to become interested in the Druids The Germans were the first, although the Druids were not Germanic They claimed that the D The Druids were Celtic Religious leaders who were wiped out by the Romans Not much is known about them as their teachings were oral rather than written They left behind no written records of themselves The only thing modern scholars have to go on is written records left behind by their foes, which were not too complimentary.In the early 1500 s European Nations started to become interested in the Druids The Germans were the first, although the Druids were not Germanic They claimed that the Druids were there ancestors and forebears Next France jumped on the bandwagon Eventually it would get to Wales, England and Scotland Although Ireland was were the Celts last settled, Ireland never became to interest...

  5. says:

    Very academic to read While I have lots of admiration for Ronald on tv and the talks he gives He writes as he teaches, which is the top end of university As a dyslexic, I found his writing to be out of my league.But I can aberiate that other people may find it easy and enjoyable.

  6. says:

    This book actually will tell you quite a bit about what is known about the ancient Druids rather little, actually, and much of the evidence admits of many interpretations Not that that stopped anyone from confidence Which you will learn about in ratherdetail, because it is the main subject of the book the fascinating subject of what modern people have done with the idea of Druids The ancient Druids are brought to explain what, if anything, actually substantiates the various types of d This book actually will tell you quite a bit about what is known about the ancient Druids rather little, actually, and much of the evidence admits of many interpretations Not that that stopped anyone from confidence Which you will learn about in ratherdetail, because it is the main subject of the book the fascinating subject of what modern people have done with the idea of Druids The ancient Druids are brought to explain what, if anything, actually substantiates the various types of druids, which gives it another interes...

  7. says:

    Hutton s book is an interesting survey on Druidry past, present, and somewhat into the future As his foreword notes, the book was written on a level that is faraccessible to the average reader purposefully avoiding academic writing style Therefore, anyone reading his book Triumph of the Moon will easily note the differ...

  8. says:

    This is a very informative book I enjoyed reading it at our Celtic Book Discussion Group I learned a lot about the history of Druids in Britain It would have been nice to have the final chapter be about other Druid groups from around the world.

  9. says:

    The message is that we know virtually nothing about ancient Druids at all, and that much of what people thought they knew was forged by Iolo Morganwg The book goes through different types of Druid, and how they have been presented through literature and different orders Fairly interesting.

  10. says:

    Great history of modern druidry.

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