ANGUS KONSTAM has written over a dozen books on piracy, shipwrecks, and exploration for the Atlas series. He has made a lifelong study of maritime history and archaeology, and the history of early European development. He is a museum professional with experience in both Britain and the United States, and holds degrees in history and archaeology.
Historical Atlas of the Celtic Worldby Angus Konstam, Roger Kean
The remarkable Celtic culture once encompassed most of western Europe; even after centuries of invasion and conquest it flourished in remote corners of the continent. This book is a beautifully illustrated survey of Celtic society, its history and belief, from its origins to the present day. Historical Atlas of the Celtic World traces the development of Celtic religion and mythology, and describes the flowering of their unique metalwork, sculpture, and illumination. The book draws on this superb legacy and interweaves it with a scholarly examination of Celtic culture, landscape, and history, ending in the Celtic revival of the past century.
Millions claim a Celtic ancestry and are fascinated by the unique culture of their predecessors. This exquisitely illustrated book provides an expertly crafted view into the Celtic past, while emphasising the relevance of Celtic culture and identity today.
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Absolutely wonderful for anyone interested in history, or Celtic culture. The text and pictures work effectively to give an in depth history of Celtic peoples, from 6,000 BC to today. Though the cover may remind some of the Eyewitness books (a wonderful children's educational series) this book goes in depth into every aspect of the Celtic world. Do not let the name Atlas through you off. Atlas refers to fact that this book emphasizes the location as well as the time periods of various Celtic cultures.