The Last of the Celts / Edition 1

The Last of the Celts / Edition 1

by Marcus Tanner
     
 


Travelling throughout the remote Celtic world, award-winning author Marcus Tanner describes the relentless pressure on Celtic communities to assimilate and warns that a distinct Celtic identity may not survive for another generation—a sobering loss that would impoverish us all.
"Tanner has concluded we must resign ourselves to the fact that Celticism is… See more details below

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Travelling throughout the remote Celtic world, award-winning author Marcus Tanner describes the relentless pressure on Celtic communities to assimilate and warns that a distinct Celtic identity may not survive for another generation—a sobering loss that would impoverish us all.
"Tanner has concluded we must resign ourselves to the fact that Celticism is done, over, finis. He proves it in a very good and special book that every prodigal and true Celt should read and try to prove wrong."—Malachy McCourt, Washington Post Book World
"Lively. . . . [A] thoughtful book."—Publishers Weekly
"An exceptional journey into the remarkable cultural history of the Celtic people. . . . [Tanner’s] experience reads like a travelogue and an insightful history with an emphasis on cultural heritage."—Raymond L. Flynn, Boston Sunday Herald
"[An] angry, elegiac and meticulously researched book."—Christian Century

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300115352
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
03/30/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
1,352,837
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1The Scottish Highlands : 'the ald Scottis toung'29
Ch. 2Connemara : 'a vague reverence for the Gaelic'69
Ch. 3Belfast : 'the liveliest Gaeltacht in Ireland'112
Ch. 4The Isle of Man : 'an iceberg floating into southern latitudes'129
Ch. 5North Wales : 'the dear old language of the country'153
Ch. 6South Wales : 'a rich culture, long departed'186
Ch. 7Cornwall : 'almost an island'219
Ch. 8Brittany : 'Plutot comme une liberation'250
Ch. 9Cape Breton : 'truly highland in their ways'285
Ch. 10Patagonia : 'the survival of our race'312

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