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Kelten und Druiden im Spiegel des Selbstverständnisses der Antike

  • Classical writers either glorified the Celts and their cult officials, the druids, thereby demonstrating "soft primitivism", or they vilified them ("hard primitivsm"). Both types of primitivism reflect the self-assessment of the classical cultures concerning their own identity and the level of their cultural status rather than providing hard-core information about Celts and druids. Outside the archaeological evidence there is no reliable information about these. And even the archaeological evidence is very much open to controversial interpretation This situation leave much room to personal speculation, high-flung imagination and even fantasy. TRI

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Author:Hildegard L. C. Tristram
Document Type:Article
Language:German
Year of first Publication:2005
Year of Completion:2005
Release Date:2017/03/24
Source:Xenophobie - Philoxenie : vom Umgang mit Fremden in der Antike / Hrsg.: Ulrike Riemer ; Peter Riemer. - Stuttgart : Steiner, 2005. - (Potsdamer Altertumswissenschaftliche Beiträge ; 7). - S. 205 - 224
Organizational units:Philosophische Fakultät / Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik
Peer Review:Nicht referiert