The Celts

The Celts

Hardback

Edited by Vencesclas Kruta, Edited by Miklós Szabó, Edited by Dr Barry Raftery, Edited by Otto Herman Frey, Edited by Sabatino Moscati

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  • Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
  • Format: Hardback | 711 pages
  • Dimensions: 222mm x 305mm x 53mm | 3,550g
  • Publication date: 1 September 1991
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0847814076
  • ISBN 13: 9780847814077

Product description

Before its decline in the first century B.C., the Celtic world stretched from the British Isles to the Carpathian Mountains and Asia Minor, and the Celts possessed their own vital and highly original civilization, revealed in the rich profusion of ornamental motifs that decorate Celtic weapons and artefacts. Their traditions live on in customs, names, and crafts, and they contributed greatly to the formation of Europe. Archaeological excavations have recovered some of the beautiful treasures of the Celts, as well as much evidence of their social and economic life. This revised paperback edition of the landmark volume that accompanied an exhibition at the Palazzo Grassi takes the reader on a voyage through many eras, places, and themes to rediscover the story of a people still in some ways shrouded in mystery. It reveals the aggressive voyages of the Celts to the shores of foreign civilizations, and evidence of their great sophistication-- the Gallic calendar, their advanced agricultural techniques, their craftsmanship and metalwork. Written by scholars in the field, this is the ideal handbook on the Celtic culture.

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