Celts

Celts

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by Barry Cunliffe
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0192804189

ISBN-13: 9780192804181

Pub. Date: 08/28/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Savage and bloodthirsty, or civilized and peaceable? The Celts have long been a subject of enormous fascination, speculation, and misunderstanding. From the ancient Romans to the present day, their real nature has been obscured by a tangled web of preconceived ideas and stereotypes.

Barry Cunliffe seeks to reveal this fascinating people for the first time, using

Overview

Savage and bloodthirsty, or civilized and peaceable? The Celts have long been a subject of enormous fascination, speculation, and misunderstanding. From the ancient Romans to the present day, their real nature has been obscured by a tangled web of preconceived ideas and stereotypes.

Barry Cunliffe seeks to reveal this fascinating people for the first time, using an impressive range of evidence, and exploring subjects such as trade, migration, and the evolution of Celtic traditions. Along the way, he exposes the way in which society's needs have shaped our visions of the Celts, and examines such colorful characters as St. Patrick, Cu Chulainn, and Boudica.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192804181
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Series:
Very Short Introductions Series
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
514,862
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 4.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1450L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of illustrationsix
1All things to all men1
2A view from the Mediterranean8
3A little prehistory: the Atlantic longue duree18
4A little more prehistory: the elites of middle Europe27
5Peoples on the move37
6Talking to each other47
7Telling stories56
8Sharing values65
9Gauls and Romans75
10Britons and Romans84
11Interlude: the story so far92
12Threads of continuity: the Celtic twilight99
13Reinventing the Celts111
14Striving for identity122
15Every night a fest noz: the new Celtomania133
16So, who were the Celts?139
Further reading147
Index151

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