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The Celts, the 'family' of tribes which occupied and dominated vast swathes of Europe between 2000 BC and the 2nd Century AD, left virtually no written history, and scholars have been forced to rely almost entirely on the artistic evidence to glean a true picture of these remarkable peoples. With beautifully reproduced examples of religious items, household materials, items of clothing and weapons of war, The Art of the Celts provides insight into the daily lives, spiritual beliefs and often violent history of a ...
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The Celts, the 'family' of tribes which occupied and dominated vast swathes of Europe between 2000 BC and the 2nd Century AD, left virtually no written history, and scholars have been forced to rely almost entirely on the artistic evidence to glean a true picture of these remarkable peoples. With beautifully reproduced examples of religious items, household materials, items of clothing and weapons of war, The Art of the Celts provides insight into the daily lives, spiritual beliefs and often violent history of a society that is steeped in the mists of legend and antiquity, but which nevertheless continues to fascinate today.
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Continues a series celebrating art forms of the world. Highly and colorfully illustrated, often impressionistically decorated, displays examples of religious items, household materials, clothing, and weapons. Includes slender text, a slim chronology, and no index. Nine- and-a-half inches deep. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780760788783
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Publication date: 1/2/2007
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: a brief history of the Celts
the artist in Celtic society
the Celtic Christian legacy. Map: the Celtic world. From dark gods to Christ: pagan symbolism
portraying the divine
monsters, animals, plants and people
images of the Romano-Celtic world
early christian art and sculpture
the illuminated manuscripts. The art of war: the Celtic warrior
swords, spears and armour
the art of the horseman. Heart and home: Celtic society
status symbols
torc, armlets, brooches and other jewellery. Time-line: the rise and fall of the Celts, 800 BC to AD 1000.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2009

    celtic lovers

    this book is a great book for those who are interested in illuminations.<BR/>a colorful and informative book.

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