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6. Twilight in the far west

6. Twilight in the far west  

Barry Cunliffe

in Druids: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777233
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199539406.003.0006
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199539406
Irish vernacular literature reveals Irish Druids, in the centuries before Christianity, as men of power, established in royal courts and serving as intermediaries between gods and men. ... More
10. So, who were the Druids?

10. So, who were the Druids?  

Barry Cunliffe

in Druids: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777233
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199539406.003.0010
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199539406
The elite class of ‘the wise’ — Bards, Vates, and Druids — was rapidly changing in the early 1st millennium AD — even in Ireland, where the impact of the Roman world was slight. Changes in ... More
4. Enter the Druids: the first contacts

4. Enter the Druids: the first contacts  

Barry Cunliffe

in Druids: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777233
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199539406.003.0004
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199539406
‘Enter the Druids: the first contacts’ observes that information about the Druids in the surviving Greek and Roman sources is tantalizing and fragmentary. The material is biased, ... More
5. Altars steeped in human blood

5. Altars steeped in human blood  

Barry Cunliffe

in Druids: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777233
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199539406.003.0005
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199539406
According to ‘Altars steeped in human blood’, the Posidonian tradition presents a coherent picture of the ritual and religious world of the Celts, where the Druids were wise philosophers, ... More
2. Social constructions

2. Social constructions  

Steve Bruce

in Sociology: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2018
Published Online: 
Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780191861826
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198822967.003.0002
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198822967
Sociology could be described as the study of social structures and social institutions, and sociological work is often divided into topics such as class structure, the family, crime and ... More
Druids: A Very Short Introduction

Druids: A Very Short Introduction  

Barry Cunliffe

Print Publication Year: 
May 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777233
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199539406.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199539406
The Druids: A Very Short Introduction sets out to answer the questions: Who were the Druids? What do we know about them? Do they still exist today? The Druids first came into ... More
4. The conquest of Mexico

4. The conquest of Mexico  

Rolena Adorno

in Colonial Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365845
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199755028.003.0005
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199755028
‘The conquest of Mexico’ explores literature related to the seizure of Mexico by the conquistadores. Conquest was supposedly the legitimate seizure of land from enemies of Christianity, but ... More

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