Celts: the Complete Epic Saga

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By any standard, few ancient peoples claim the uniqueness of the Celts. Though they checked in as an unduly wild and savage group, they also upheld a great level of romantic mysticism and gave rise to a group of languages that became some of the oldest living tongues on the European continent. As produced by Opus Television for S4C International and Rhyngwladol, the documentary miniseries The Celts examines the many different aspects of this societal group's history, lifestyle and culture. This package from the ...
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Overview

By any standard, few ancient peoples claim the uniqueness of the Celts. Though they checked in as an unduly wild and savage group, they also upheld a great level of romantic mysticism and gave rise to a group of languages that became some of the oldest living tongues on the European continent. As produced by Opus Television for S4C International and Rhyngwladol, the documentary miniseries The Celts examines the many different aspects of this societal group's history, lifestyle and culture. This package from the Kultur label brings into a single box set the entire Celts series, with all six episodes as they originally aired. Episode One, In the Beginning, asks key questions about the identity of the Celts, where they came from, and what made their culture unique; Episode Two, Heroes in Defeat, describes the transformation that took place after 400 B.C., when the Celts made the fateful decision to attack Rome and Delphi; Episode Three, The Sacred Groves, examines the mysticism and romance surrounding the Celts, and looks at the ways in which Celtic paganism have evolved into modern feast days; Episode Four, From Camelot to Christ, looks at the historical truth (or lack thereof) belying Arthurian legends, and evaluates the alleged link between Arthur and contemporary Christian missionaries; Episode Five, Legend and Reality , travels to the year 1066, when the Normans arrived, and the Celtics were henceforth assimilated into England and France; and A Dead Song? visits the early 18th century, when the word "Celt" was first coined, Scotland unified itself with England, and the Celts continued to get pulled in the conflicting directions of assimilation and identity preservation.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/29/2010
  • UPC: 032031253599
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  • Source: Kultur Video
  • Region Code: 0
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 5:03:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 35,469

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Celts: The Complete Epic Saga
1. Introduction [1:38]
2. Cradle of the Celts [5:22]
3. Hallstatt: 800 BC [6:51]
4. Grave Site Archeology [2:52]
5. Heuneburg [4:10]
6. Burial Mound Excavation [5:04]
7. Mont Lassois: 600 BC [7:03]
8. The Celts of Britain [7:48]
9. The Celtic Languages [7:17]
10. The Megalith Builders [:28]
11. Defining the Celts [1:40]
12. Credits [1:10]
1. Introduction [1:31]
2. Celtic Rock Carvings [1:43]
3. La Tène [2:22]
4. Celtic Art In Europe [5:06]
5. Migration South: 400 BC [4:17]
6. Celtic Attacks on Rome and Greece [1:33]
7. Celtic Iberia [2:25]
8. Extent of Celtic World: 200 BC [:48]
9. Celtic Britain [1:21]
10. The Brochs of Scotland [2:29]
11. The Celtic Settlement [5:03]
12. Celtic Art In Britain [1:54]
13. Celtic Ireland [3:31]
14. Celtic Spain [:53]
15. The Rise of Rome [3:38]
16. Roman Invasion of Gaul [2:07]
17. Vercingetorix [3:26]
18. Roman Conquest of Britain [2:33]
1. Introduction [3:02]
2. May Day Rituals [3:10]
3. Celtic Burial Customs [3:59]
4. The Celtic Otherworld [6:59]
5. Celtic Cults [5:57]
6. Celtic Divinities [2:11]
7. Stonehenge [1:55]
8. The Druids [7:36]
9. Queen Boudica [9:46]
10. Pagan Sacred Days [2:28]
11. Arrival of Christianity [3:26]
12. Credits [1:33]
Disc #2 -- Celts: The Complete Epic Saga
1. Introduction [2:32]
2. Roman Britain [3:23]
3. Celtic Scotland [1:41]
4. The Picts [5:13]
5. Vortigern [1:15]
6. The Saxons [3:09]
7. Arthur [8:06]
8. Saxons Domination of Britains [6:35]
9. The Gaels [2:52]
10. Christianity Arrives In Ireland [7:57]
11. Celtic Monasteries [7:56]
12. Credits [1:12]
1. Introduction [1:15]
2. Viking Raids: 793 [4:37]
3. The Isle of Man [3:13]
4. Medieval Europe [1:23]
5. The Norman Invasion: 1066 [5:25]
6. Pope Adrian IV [1:27]
7. Norman conquest of Ireland [1:03]
8. The Legend of Arthur [3:40]
9. The Magna Carta [2:32]
10. The Fall of Wales: 1280 [2:27]
11. Wars of Scottish Independence [2:01]
12. Welsh Revolt: 1400 [3:27]
13. Battle of Bosworth Field: 1485 [2:16]
14. The Protestant Reformation [1:41]
15. King Henry VIII [2:38]
16. Queen Elizabeth I [:43]
17. Irish Catholicism [3:13]
18. Quest For a United Kingdom [2:18]
19. Oliver Cromwell [3:56]
20. Credits [1:10]
1. Introduction [2:23]
2. Loss of Celtic Independence [4:38]
3. The Jacobite Rebellion [2:26]
4. Highland Clearances [1:57]
5. The Industrial Revolution [6:40]
6. Celtic Group Identity [2:35]
7. Ireland [3:27]
8. The Great Potato Famine [1:25]
9. Irish Emigration [2:09]
10. Dissent In Ireland [2:22]
11. Irish Home Rule [3:28]
12. Welsh and Gaelic Language Revival [3:08]
13. Brittany [1:08]
14. Modern Dublin [2:19]
15. Cracks In the United Kingdom [8:09]
16. Credits [1:10]
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Disc #1 -- Celts: The Complete Epic Saga
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   In the Beginning
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   Heroes In Defeat
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   The Scared Groves
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   From Camelot to Christ
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   Legend and Reality
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   A Dead Song?
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