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The Celtic Consciousness

The Celtic Consciousness


Edited by Robert O'Driscoll

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  • Publisher: George Braziller
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 160mm x 233mm x 41mm | 1,134g
  • Publication date: 1 September 1985
  • ISBN 10: 0807611360
  • ISBN 13: 9780807611364
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 927,352

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The Celtic Consciousness, which ranges from prehistoric to modern times, contains fifty-five essays written by leading authorities on the Celtic world. Employing a diversity of scholarly approaches, and illustrated with 170 half-tone illustrations, the book examines the myths, music, history, literature, folklore, art, and archaeology of the Celtic peoples, their place in Central Europe and their connections with the Near and Far East. The book amply demonstrates that the roots of Western civilization may lay less in the Mediterranean than in the great pre-Roman Celtic presence, and how these Celtic values and perceptions have enjoyed a resurgence in our own century.

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