The Celts / Edition 1

The Celts / Edition 1

by Bernhard Maier, Kevin (Translator) Windle
     
 

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

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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. This book, containing 20 maps and black and white illustrations, will be invaluable to anyone with an interest in Celtic culture or history.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780268023614
Publisher:
University of Notre Dame Press
Publication date:
04/01/2003
Edition description:
1
Pages:
310
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
Translator's acknowledgements
Introduction: People, Language and Culture1
Pt. IThe Celtic Cultures of the Ancient World
1The Beginnings of Celtic History9
2The Early La Tene Culture24
3Celtic Expansion38
4Gaul before the Roman Conquest55
5The Celts of Iberia75
6The Celts in Northern Italy82
7The Celts in Asia Minor90
8Gallo-Roman Culture97
Pt. IIThe Insular Celts of the Middle Ages
9The Early Celts of Ireland and Britain115
10Ireland after the Conversion to Christianity124
11Ireland in the Time of the Vikings134
12Ireland from the Coming of the Normans to Colonisation145
13Scotland from Irish Settlement to the Reformation152
14Wales from the Romans to the Normans163
15The Union of Wales and England173
16Brittany from Prehistory to the Union with France184
Pt. IIIFrom the Reformation to the Present
17Ireland from Colonisation to Emancipation195
18Ireland from Emancipation to 1945203
19Scotland from the Reformation to Culloden210
20Scotland from Culloden to 1945217
21Wales from Union to Industrialisation225
22Wales from Industrialisation to 1945231
23Brittany from Union to 1945238
24The Celtic-Speaking Peoples from 1945 to the Present244
Looking Back, Looking Foreward: The Celts and Europe249
Notes255
Bibliography271
Index301

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