The Celts: Bronze Age to New Age

The Celts: Bronze Age to New Age

by John Haywood
     
 

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This dramatic history traces the mysterious Celts from their dark origins, including Druids and King Arthur, right across Britain and Europe and looking at their beliefs, cultures and arts as well as their warring and expansion.

The resurgence of Celtic identity in Britain and Europe has revitalized interest in Celtic history. At the same time, developments in

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This dramatic history traces the mysterious Celts from their dark origins, including Druids and King Arthur, right across Britain and Europe and looking at their beliefs, cultures and arts as well as their warring and expansion.

The resurgence of Celtic identity in Britain and Europe has revitalized interest in Celtic history. At the same time, developments in genetics and archaeology have led to it becoming an arena of serious controversy. John Hayward explores the changing identity of Europe's Celtic speaking peoples through history, both as they saw themselves and as others saw them. Covering continental Europe, Britain and Ireland, and the present day Celtic global diaspora, this is a vibrant and meticulously researched account.

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¿This is a masterly and accessible account of the Celts from prehistory to the present day. As a result readers can readily understand the present political, archaeological and cultural debates about Celtic identity. It is an excellent starting point for anyone wanting to understand the Celts.¿

Lloyd Laing, Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at Nottingham

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780582505780
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/18/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.54(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

John Haywood is a freelance historical writer. His many books include The Vikings, Historical Atlas of the Celtic World and Dark Age Naval Power.

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