Further reading - Druids: A Very Short Introduction - Barry W. Cunliffe

Druids: A Very Short Introduction - Barry W. Cunliffe (2010)

Further reading

The literature on the Druids and the world that they inhabited is huge, varying from the sober and scholarly to the frankly lunatic. I have offered a series of short lists here, sufficient to introduce the subject, together with a list of the most accessible books dealing specifically with the Druids. I need hardly stress I have avoided books at the lunatic end of the spectrum and those more notable for their illustrations than their texts. All the sources quoted have ample bibliographies.

The European prehistoric background

B. Cunliffe (ed.), The Oxford Illustrated History of Prehistoric Europe (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994).

B. Cunliffe, Europe between the Oceans (London: Yale University Press, 2008).

K. Kristiansen, Europe before History (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998).

K. Kristiansen and T. B. Larsson, The Rise of Bronze Age Society (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005).

The Celts

M. Chapman, The Celts: The Construction of a Myth (New York: St Martin’s Press, 1992).

J. R. Collis, The Celts: Origins, Myths and Inventions (Stroud: Tempus, 2003).

B. Cunliffe, The Ancient Celts (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997).

B. Cunliffe, The Celts: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003).

M. J. Green (ed.), The Celtic World (London: Routledge, 1995).

J. Hayward, The Historical Atlas of the Celtic World (London: Thames and Hudson, 2001).

S. James, The Atlantic Celts: Ancient Peoples or Modern Invention? (London: British Museum Press, 1999).

J. T. Koch, R. Karl, A. Minard, and S. O’Faoláin, An Atlas for Celtic Studies: Archaeology and Names in Ancient Europe and Early Medieval Ireland, Britain and Brittany (Oxford: Oxbow, 2007).

S. Moscati (ed.), The Celts (Milan: Bompiani, 1991).

H. D. Rankin, Celts and the Classical World (London: Croom Helm, 1987).

Classical and insular vernacular literature

M. Dillon, Early Irish Literature (Chicago: University Press of Chicago, 1948).

H. J. Jackson, The Oldest Irish Tradition: A Window on the Iron Age (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1964).

T. Kinsella (tr.), The Táin (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1969).

J. T. Koch (ed.), The Celtic Heroic Age (Malden, MA: Celtic Studies Publications, 1994).

J. J. Tierney, ‘The Celtic Ethnography of Posidonius’, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, Vol. 60 (1960), 189-275.

Celtic religion

J. L. Brunaux, The Celtic Gauls: Gods, Rites and Sanctuaries (London: Seaby, 1988).

M. Green, The Gods of the Celts (Gloucester: Alan Sutton, 1968).

P. MacCana, Celtic Mythology (Feltham: Newnes Books, 1968).

M.-L. Sjoestedt, Gods and Heroes of the Celts (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 1994).

The Druids

M. Aldhouse-Green, Caesar’s Druids (Yale: Yale University Press, 2010).

N. K. Chadwick, The Druids (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1966).

P. B. Ellis, A Brief History of the Druids (London: Constable, 1994).

M. J. Green, Exploring the World of the Druids (London: Thames and Hudson, 1968).

R. Hutton, The Druids (London: Hambledon Continuum, 2007).

T. D. Kendrick, The Druids: A Study in Keltic Prehistory (London: Methuen, 1927).

A. L. Owens, The Famous Druids: A Survey of Three Centuries of English Literature (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1962).

S. Piggott, The Druids (London: Thames and Hudson, 1968).