Re: Holy Wars before Monotheism

Marc W.D. Tyrrell (
Mon, 18 Sep 1995 05:29:15 GMT

In article <43hq4h$sqa$> Robin Deziel <74260.1717@CompuServe.COM> writes:
>From: Robin Deziel <74260.1717@CompuServe.COM>
>Subject: Holy Wars before Monotheism
>Date: 17 Sep 1995 18:41:21 GMT

>I've been searching for examples of religious warefare among
>polytheistic societies. Any leads or thoughts on the subject would
>be greatly appreciated.

The only ones I can think of are the mutual holy war between the Druids of
Gaul and the Roman Republic. Check out Caesars de bello Gallica and Tacitus.
Not exactly a Jihad/Crusade, but the closest I've ever found.


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