The Celts

The Celts : A History from Earliest Times to the Present

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This comprehensive history of the Celts from origins to the present draws on archaeological, historical, literary and linguistic evidence. It is divided into three parts. Part one covers the continental Celts in prehistory and antiquity, complete with accounts of the Celts in Germany, Italy, Iberia and Asia Minor. The second part follows the Celts from the departure of the Romans to the late Middle Ages, including the migrations to and settlements in Ireland, Wales, Scotland and Brittany. Discussions of the Celtic kingdoms and the rise and fall of Celtic Christianity are also given. The final part brings the history of the Celts up to the present, covering the assimilation of the Celts within the national cultures of Great Britain, France and Ireland. Included in this consideration are the suppression of Gaelic, the declines, revivals and survivals of languages and literatures, and the histories of Celtic culture. The book concludes with a discussion of the recent history of the meaning of Celtic in contrast to, for example, Germanic, and the effect this has had on modern perceptions of the Celtic past and attempts at Celtic cultural renewal.
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  • Paperback | 310 pages
  • 156 x 230 x 18mm | 521.64g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 13ill.6M.
  • 0748616063
  • 9780748616060
  • 1,342,826

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About Bernhard Maier

Bernhard Maier is a Lecturer at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitat Bonn. He is a comparative religion specialist with interests in Celtic, Indo-European and Semitic Linguistics. In 2000, the original German edition of this book was awarded the Preis der Historisch-Philologischen Klasse der Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Gottingen.
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