The Archaeology of Celtic Britain and Ireland

The Archaeology of Celtic Britain and Ireland : c. AD 400 - 1200

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The image of the Celt is one of the most emotive in the European past, evoking pictures of warriors, feasts, and gentle saints and scholars. This comprehensive and fully-illustrated book, first published in 2006, re-appraises the archaeology of the Celtic-speaking areas of Britain and Ireland from the late fourth to the twelfth century AD, a period in which the Celts were a leading cultural force in northern Europe. Drawing on recent scientific advances, the book provides a new perspective on the economy, settlement, material culture, art and technological achievements of the early medieval Celts and re-examines their interaction with the Romans and Vikings. Including a full survey of artefacts and archaeological sites, from memorial stones to monasteries, this is essential reading for any student or scholar with an interest in Celtic archaeology, history or culture.

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  • Paperback | 422 pages
  • 188 x 241.3 x 25.4mm | 907.2g
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 127 b/w illus.
  • 0521547407
  • 9780521547406
  • 1,315,204

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'... useful for the student or academic needing an easy and quick answer ...' Journal of Medieval Archaeology '... a useful mine for information ...' The Innes Review

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Table of contents

Introduction: who were the Celts?; 1. The Celtic world; 2. Settlements; 3. Farming; 4. Everyday Objects and Equipment; 5. Industry and technology; 6. Trade and communication; 7. Clothes and jewellery; 8. Art; 9. The Church; 10. South-western Britain; 11. Wales; 12. Ireland and the Isle of Man; 13. Southern Scotland and Northern England; 14. Northern Scotland; Epilogue: the end of Celtic Britain and Ireland; Further reading; Bibliography.

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