Pagan Celtic Ireland: The Archaeology of the Irish Iron Age by Barry Raftery, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Pagan Celtic Ireland: The Archaeology of the Irish Iron Age

Pagan Celtic Ireland: The Archaeology of the Irish Iron Age

by Barry Raftery
     
 
The established impressions of early Celtic Ireland have come down to us throughthe great Irish sagas, but recent archaeological research has transformed our understanding of the period. Reflecting this new generation of scholarship, Barry Raftery presents the most convincing and up-to-date account yet published of Ireland in the millennium before the coming of

Overview

The established impressions of early Celtic Ireland have come down to us throughthe great Irish sagas, but recent archaeological research has transformed our understanding of the period. Reflecting this new generation of scholarship, Barry Raftery presents the most convincing and up-to-date account yet published of Ireland in the millennium before the coming of Christianity. The transition from Bronze Age to Iron Age in Ireland brought many changes, including significant advances in travel and transport, and the construction of great royal centers such as Tara and Emain Macha. Professor Raftery also discusses the elusive lives of the common people; technology, arts, and crafts of the period; Ireland's contacts with the Roman world; and the complex religious beliefs of the Irish Celts. Generously illustrated throughout, Pagan Celtic Ireland will be read avidly by everyone interested in Ireland's mysterious past.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500050729
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
06/01/1994
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
7.23(w) x 10.33(h) x 1.19(d)

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