The World of the Celts

The World of the Celts

by Simon James
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0500279985

ISBN-13: 9780500279984

Pub. Date: 10/19/2005

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

"Richly illustrated sheds a strong light on the art and life of a gifted people."—Houston Chronicle.
Warlike, flamboyant, courageous—the ancient Celts had a fearsome reputation. For five hundred years they dominated the lands north of the Alps, before being largely absorbed into the Roman Empire. But Celtic culture survived and achieved a glorious

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"Richly illustrated sheds a strong light on the art and life of a gifted people."—Houston Chronicle.
Warlike, flamboyant, courageous—the ancient Celts had a fearsome reputation. For five hundred years they dominated the lands north of the Alps, before being largely absorbed into the Roman Empire. But Celtic culture survived and achieved a glorious flowering in the post-Roman, early Christian era. Today Celtic influence can be found in arts and crafts, in legends, in place names, and even in languages.
In this generously illustrated introduction to the world of the Celts, Simon James charts their way of life from farming to feasting, their wars, their gods, and their superb craftsmanship in metal, wood, and stone. He covers the neglected subject of Celtic life under Roman rule, particularly in Gaul and Britain, and the continuing traditions in Ireland after AD 400, when a Celtic renaissance gave birth to heroic tales, masterpieces of enameled metalwork, and renowned illuminated manuscripts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500279984
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
10/19/2005
Edition description:
Illustrate
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
764,054
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.60(d)

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