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    DescriptionThe archetypal 'barbarians from the north', the Celts were feared for their ferocity in battle and admired as skilled craftsmen. For two and half thousand years the Celts have continued to fascinate all who have come into contact with them. "The Ancient Celts" presents an absorbing account of the tribes whose origins and identity still provoke heated debate. Exploring the archaeological reality of the Iron Age inhabitants of barbarian Europe, Professor Cunliffe traces the emergence of chiefdoms, patterns of expansion and migration, and the development of Celtic ethnicity and identity.


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    Title
    The Ancient Celts
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Barry Cunliffe
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 726 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140254228
    ISBN 10: 0140254226
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25520
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HDD
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    B&T General Subject: 130
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CELTIC
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    B&T Approval Code: A14202000
    DC21: 936.04916
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 940.04916
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBK
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 936.4/01
    LC classification: D70 .C86 1999
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC, NKD
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    illustrations
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 March 2000
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Barry Cunliffe is Professor of European Archaeology at the University of Oxford.
    Review quote
    'SUBSTANTIAL AND AUTHORITATIVE'The Times Literary Supplement
    Review text
    This renowned archaeologist looks at the Iron Age inhabitants of Europe - sorting out the true Celts from the tribes and regions that were 'Celtized'. He explores in depth the language, laws, art and religions of these people, also examining the reputation the Celts had among the Greek and Roman communities. Cunliffe writes concisely and clearly on his subject. This is an expert treatment, complemented by excellent, well-chosen illustrations. (Kirkus UK)
    Back cover copy
    For two and a half thousand years the Celts have continued to fascinate those who have come into contact with them, yet their origins have remained a mystery and even today are the subject of heated debate among historians and archaeologists.In this erudite and engaging illustrated history, Professor Cunliffe explores the archaeological reality of these bold warriors and skilled craftsmen of barbarian Europe who inspired fear in the Greeks and Romans. He investigates the texts of the classical writers and contrasts their view of the Celts with current archaeological findings. Tracing the emergence of chiefdoms and the fifth- to third-century migrations as far as Bosnia and the Czech Republic, he assesses the disparity between the traditional and contemporary information on the Celts.Other aspects of Celtic identity such as the cultural diversity of the tribes, their social and religious systems, art, language and law, are also examined. From the picture that emerges, Professor Cunliffe is able to distinguish between the original Celts, and tribes which were 'Celtized', thus giving us a new insight into the true identity of this ancient people.