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Shifting Settings—Building Projects

Susanne M. Sklar

in Blake's Jerusalem As Visionary Theatre: Entering the Divine Body

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199603145
eISBN:
9780191731594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603145.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter briefly considers Jerusalem's interrelating settings before discussing the antecedents and dynamics of the building projects within them. Los, the poem's fallible hero, has a great task, ... More


‘To the Jews’—Rescue Attempts

Susanne M. Sklar

in Blake's Jerusalem As Visionary Theatre: Entering the Divine Body

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199603145
eISBN:
9780191731594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603145.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Blake's Jews coinhere with British Druids — who spread war throughout the world. Los's Spectre and Emanation appear as refugees, fleeing from Albion to tell their version of his fall (1). Los ... More


‘Northern Antiquities’: Bards, Druids, and Ancient Liberties

Jon Mee

in Dangerous Enthusiasm: William Blake and the Culture of Radicalism in the 1790s

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183297
eISBN:
9780191674013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183297.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 18th-century Literature

This chapter starts by saying that many of the prophetic features of William Blake's writings and designs discussed in the previous chapter have a double signification of origins which makes it ... More


Conclusion

Lauren Shohet

in Reading Masques: The English Masque and Public Culture in the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199295890
eISBN:
9780191594311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295890.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Not only throughout the seventeenth century but well beyond it, masques participated in an evolving, transhistorically collaborative tradition. Late eighteenth‐century masques repurpose early ... More


Late Prehistory: Earthworks, Pits and Bones

Ronald Hutton

in Pagan Britain

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300197716
eISBN:
9780300198584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197716.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter considers a few conceptual problems that have emerged among those working on the British Iron Age since the 1980s: the identity of the Celts, differences between Celtic languages, and ... More


Caesar's Druids: Story of an Ancient Priesthood

Miranda Aldhouse-Green

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300124422
eISBN:
9780300165883
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124422.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Ancient chroniclers, including Julius Caesar himself, made the Druids and their sacred rituals infamous throughout the Western world. This book shows the Druids' day-to-day lives, which were far less ... More


Gender Matters: Druids, Druidesses and Gender-Crossers

Miranda Aldhouse-Green

in Caesar's Druids: Story of an Ancient Priesthood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300124422
eISBN:
9780300165883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124422.003.0011
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter explains that many of the Classical writers who mention Druids are silent on the matter of Druidesses, although persistent references to Gallic female priests are contained within the ... More


Druids Underground: Rebellion, Resistance and Revitalisation Ion in the Western Roman Provinces

Miranda Aldhouse-Green

in Caesar's Druids: Story of an Ancient Priesthood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300124422
eISBN:
9780300165883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124422.003.0012
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter argues that the Classical texts will only inadvertently provide insights into subversion of or counter-thrusts against religious romanitas, and that it is archaeological evidence to ... More


The Moon and the Mistletoe: In Search of Ancient Druids

Miranda Aldhouse-Green

in Caesar's Druids: Story of an Ancient Priesthood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300124422
eISBN:
9780300165883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124422.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter explains that the Druids of ancient literature were dynamic, their character changing according to chronology and to their chroniclers' perceptions. The Druids described by the Greek ... More


Noble Savages and Barbarous Enemies

Miranda Aldhouse-Green

in Caesar's Druids: Story of an Ancient Priesthood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300124422
eISBN:
9780300165883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124422.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter explains the Classical world people, who considered themselves more civilized than their neighbours, entertaining perceptions of others that ranged from the wild barbarian to the Noble ... More


Priests and Power

Miranda Aldhouse-Green

in Caesar's Druids: Story of an Ancient Priesthood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300124422
eISBN:
9780300165883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124422.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter outlines that the Diodorus' testimony showing that the Druids' ability to stop battles is evidence of their immense power. Julius Caesar's statement provides the crucial connection ... More


Blood, Thunder and Precious Gifts: The Druids and Sacrifice

Miranda Aldhouse-Green

in Caesar's Druids: Story of an Ancient Priesthood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300124422
eISBN:
9780300165883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124422.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines how certain forms of ritual gift-giving seem to have been so elaborate or to have involved such valuable offerings as to be convincingly associated with a powerful, ... More


Holy Ground: Sanctuaries and Sacred Landscapes

Miranda Aldhouse-Green

in Caesar's Druids: Story of an Ancient Priesthood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300124422
eISBN:
9780300165883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124422.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter explores how the sacred space is important, as it is the arena wherein the world of the spirits touches that of humans. Holy ground belongs to the gods and it was here that ancient ... More


Druids and Doctrine: Earth, Spirit and Underworld

Miranda Aldhouse-Green

in Caesar's Druids: Story of an Ancient Priesthood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300124422
eISBN:
9780300165883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124422.003.0009
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter explains how in searching the Classical texts for a core of Druidic doctrine, it is the Druids' tenet of reincarnation that stands out. Better known as the mathematician who gave the ... More


Venturing Out: The Irish Wilderness and Columba of Iona

Belden C. Lane

in Backpacking with the Saints: Wilderness Hiking as Spiritual Practice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199927814
eISBN:
9780197563274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199927814.003.0011
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmentalist Thought and Ideology

I put in at Greer Crossing, planning to float the twenty-one miles to Riverton over the next three days. Canoeing the Eleven Point River—a National Wild and Scenic Riverway near the Arkansas ... More


Stonehenge and the Druids: Antiquarian Controversy in Restoration England

Kelsey Jackson Williams

in The Antiquary: John Aubrey's Historical Scholarship

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198784296
eISBN:
9780191827808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784296.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Mythology and Folklore

Aubrey is famous for his groundbreaking survey of Stonehenge and his identification of it and similar megalithic stone circles as Druidic temples. This chapter explores how his study of prehistoric ... More


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