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- Publisher: Batsford Ltd
- Format: Paperback | 128 pages
- Dimensions: 189mm x 246mm
- Publication date: 30 April 2005
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0713489499
- ISBN 13: 9780713489491
- Edition: Illustrated
- Edition statement: illustrated edition
- Illustrations note: Ill.100col.ill.
Who are the Celts? Where did they come from? Did the tribes of Iron Age Scotland really belong to a 'European Community' of Celts? What did it mean to be Celtic? In this fascinating book, the results of modern archaeology are used, alongside earlier finds and the historical sources, to illuminate this important but surprisingly neglected period of Scottish history. In this new edition of a classic work, Ian Armit explores the prehistoric world of the Celts, from around 1000 BC to AD 500. Fully illustrated with colour photographs, maps and diagrams, the book covers ethnicity and identity, daily life, Celtic art, the Druids, brochs, hillforts and Celtic warfare and the clash with Rome.
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A former Inspector of Ancient Monuments at Historic Scotland, Ian Armit is now Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at Queen's University Belfast. He is the author of various books and articles on Scottish and north-west European archaeology. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and a Member of the Institute of Field Archaeologists. Ian Armit lives in Belfast.