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    DescriptionA cornerstone of western civilization and the major source of its social, political, and literary values, Celtic civilization occupied the whole of western Europe for more than a millenium and, unlike the Middle Eastern forerunners of the Greco-Roman world, is still alive today. Historians have tended to accord the Celts a place of minor significance in comparison to the Romans when, in fact, the shamanic, mythical, and spiritual traditions of the Western world have their roots in Celtic culture. Regarding myth as an indispensable branch of history, Markale has thoroughly explored Celtic mythology to reveal the culture that gave rise to it. "The Celts, " one of the most comprehensive treatments of this subject ever written, firmly aligns the Celtic peoples as the primary European precursor to Greco-Roman sovereignty, restoring Celtic culture to its true importance in the development of European civilization. The new historical vision that emerges is both convincing and exciting.


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    Title
    The Celts
    Subtitle
    Uncovering the Mythic and Hostoric Origins of Western Culture
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jean Markale
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780892814138
    ISBN 10: 0892814136
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 590
    Ingram Subject Code: OP
    Libri: I-OP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A14500000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    DC20: 940.04916
    DC22: 940.04916
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: OCC036030
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: OCC000000
    DC22: 940/.04916
    LC classification: D70 .M3713 1993, D70.M3713
    Thema V1.0: NHTB, NHD, NHC
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1D, 1QBAE
    Edition
    1
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Illustrations note
    6ill.
    Publisher
    Inner Traditions Bear and Company
    Imprint name
    Inner Traditions Bear and Company
    Publication date
    23 November 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Rochester, VT
    Author Information
    Poet, philosopher, historian, and storyteller, Jean Markale has spent a lifetime researching Celtic civilizations. He is the author of forty books on pre-Christian societies, including "Merlin," "Women of the Celts," and "King of the Celts."
    Review quote
    "A comprehensive study of European culture that traces the shamanic, mythical, and spiritual traditions of the Western world to their roots in Celtic civilization."
    Back cover copy
    HISTORY / MYTHOLOGYA cornerstone of western civilization and the major source of its social, political, and literary values, Celtic civilization occupied the whole of western Europe for more than a millenium and, unlike the Middle Eastern forerunners of the Greco-Roman world, is still alive today. Historians have tended to accord the Celts a place of minor significance in comparison to the Romans when, in fact, the shamanic, mythical, and spiritual traditions of the Western world have their roots in Celtic culture. Regarding myth as an indispensable branch of history, Markale has thoroughly explored Celtic mythology to reveal the culture that gave rise to it. The Celts, one of the most comprehensive treatments of this subject ever written, firmly aligns the Celtic peoples as the primary European precursor to Greco-Roman sovereignty, restoring Celtic culture to its true importance in the development of European civilization. The new historical vision that emerges is both convincing and exciting.Poet, philosopher, historian, and storyteller, JEAN MARKALE has spent a lifetime researching Celtic civilizations. He is the author of numerous books on pre-Christian peoples, including Women of the Celts. In his works, Markale combines the poetic and philosophical with the scholarly to offer an alternative approach to the Celtic legacy.