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    Celtic from the West: Alternative Perspectives from Archaeology, Genetics, Language and Literature (Celtic Studies Publications) (Paperback) Edited by Barry Cunliffe, Edited by John T. Koch

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    DescriptionThis book is an exploration of the new idea that the Celtic languages originated in the Atlantic Zone during the Bronze Age, approached from various perspectives pro and con, archaeology, genetics, and philology. This Celtic Atlantic Bronze Age theory represents a major departure from the long-established, but increasingly problematical scenario in which the story of the Ancient Celtic languages and that of peoples called Keltoi Celts are closely bound up with the archaeology of the Hallstatt and La Tene cultures of Iron Age west-central Europe. The Celtic from the West proposal was first presented in Barry Cunliffe's Facing the Ocean (2001) and has subsequently found resonance amongst geneticists. It provoked controversy on the part of some linguists, though is significantly in accord with John Koch's findings in Tartessian (2009). The present collection is intended to pursue the question further in order to determine whether this earlier and more westerly starting point might now be developed as a more robust foundation for Celtic studies. As well as having this specific aim, a more general purpose of Celtic from the West is to bring to an English-language readership some of the rapidly unfolding and too often neglected evidence of the pre-Roman peoples and languages of the western Iberian Peninsula. Celtic from the West is an outgrowth of a multidisciplinary conference held at the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth in December 2008. As well as the 11 chapters, the book includes 45 distribution maps and a further 80 illustrations. The conference and collaborative volume mark the launch of a multi-year research initiative undertaken by the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies [CAWCS]: Ancient Britain and the Atlantic Zone [ABrAZo]. Contributors: (Archaeology) Barry Cunliffe; Raimund Karl; Amilcar Guerra; (Genetics) Brian McEvoy & Daniel Bradley; Stephen Oppenheimer; Ellen Rrvik; (Language & Literature) Graham Isaac; David Parsons; John T. Koch; Philip Freeman; Dagmar S. Wodtko.


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    Title
    Celtic from the West
    Subtitle
    Alternative Perspectives from Archaeology, Genetics, Language and Literature
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Barry Cunliffe, Edited by John T. Koch
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 188 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 1,202 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781842174753
    ISBN 10: 1842174754
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25520
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DD
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: HDD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T General Subject: 480
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000, LAN009000
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3B
    Abridged Dewey: 491
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CELTIC
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC classification: PB
    DC22: 936.1
    BIC subject category V2: 1DD, 3B
    BISAC V2.8: FOR029000
    DC23: 936.401
    Thema V1.0: NKD
    Illustrations note
    83 b/w illus, 39 colour & b/w maps
    Publisher
    Oxbow Books
    Imprint name
    Oxbow Books
    Publication date
    12 May 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Review quote
    ...Koch's analysis reflects the authors superior scholarship...'--Jurgen Zeidler"Bryn Mawr Classical Review" (01/01/0001)