Blood of the Celts: The New Ancestral Story

Blood of the Celts: The New Ancestral Story

by Jean Manco

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Overview

From prehistory to the present day, an unrivaled look deep into the contentious origins of the Celts

Blood of the Celts brings together genetic, archaeological, and linguistic evidence to address the often-debated question: who were the Celts? What peoples or cultural identities should that term describe? And did they in fact inhabit the British Isles before the Romans arrived? Author Jean Manco challenges existing accounts of the origins of the Celts, providing a new analysis that draws on the latest discoveries as well as ancient history.


In a novel approach, the book opens with a discussion of early medieval Irish and British texts, allowing the Celts to speak in their own words and voices. It then traces their story back in time into prehistory to their deepest origins and their ancestors, before bringing the narrative forward to the present day. Each chapter also has a useful summary in bullet points to aid the reader and highlight the key facts in the story.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780500051832
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication date: 10/06/2015
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,236,391
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Jean Manco is a building historian who trained within an archaeological unit and applies an interdisciplinary approach to her work. She is also the author of Blood of the Celts and
Ancestral Journeys, both published by Thames & Hudson.

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