The Celts of Iron Age Europe

The Celts of Iron Age Europe

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Otherwise known as the world of Asterix, this fierce society existed in Europe many centuries ago. This book looks at how it came into existence, at its heroes and princes, how it expanded, resisting the force of the Roman Empire and how it eventually merged with its Mediterranean invaders. Themes such as agriculture, craftwork and industry are examined, as well as how the Celts saw themselves and the world around them, represented in their art and religion. Changes in society are discussed using evidence for feasts and ritual, tomb organisation and political and tribal territories. As fascinating societies on the threshold of the Roman Empire, the Celts are also examined in terms of how they have been seen through history and their significance for us today.show more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 165 x 235 x 10mm | 320g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations (some col.)
  • 0752456555
  • 9780752456553

About Ian Ralston

IAN RALSTON is Professor of Later European Prehistory at Edinburgh University. He recently published Archaeology and the Early History of Angus with Tempus. He lives in Kinross, Scotland. Web: www.ianralston.co.uk OLIVIER BUCHSENSCHUTZ is a First Class Director of Research at the National Centre for Scientific Research in France. He lives near Paris. The authors have worked together over 30 years on a range of continental Iron Age sites. Both have worked throughout their careers on matters related to this subject.show more

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