Who Were the Celts?: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Celts 1000 B.C. to the Present

Who Were the Celts?: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Celts 1000 B.C. to the Present

by Kevin Duffy



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ISBN-13: 9780760716083
Publisher: Sterling Publishing
Publication date: 11/01/1999
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)

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Who Were the Celts? 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm not sure what the other reviewers are talking about, because this book is accurate based on other history books I've read 'Roman, Irish, and Norwegian history history of The Book of Kells 'which I bought in Ireland', etc.' If you are of Irish or other Celtic heritage, you will certainly enjoy this book about our ancestors. It is well written and not at all boring like most history books.
Nazire More than 1 year ago
I bought this book when I was at Barnes&Noble on St.Patrick's day. I have an infinite curiosity towards the Celtic culture. There were several books in the middle aisles, this one along with a two other caught my eye and because it was very cheap I decided to buy it. Now the book is organized into chapters that are divided and the information is given under sub-headings, which makes the information easy to digest. There are many great points of interest who is just beginning to search and read about the Celts. It's a good starter book, just not a great one. There are several grammar issues in this book, which detracts from the reader's pleasure. There are a lot of repetition, misleading and irrelevant information. You'll be getting into the water with this book, so don't expect a lot of valuable information, anything too detailed or anything in detailed description won't be found in this book. But if you're interest is just minimal, or you are just beginning to appease your interest in the Celts it's as good book as any.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book told me a lot of things I found very interesting about the Celtic People and their world. This book gives the 3,000 year old history of a culture that I wish I could have experienced but this book makes you feel like you are one of the Celts. I would highly recomend this book to everyone and anyone who wants to learn more about the Celts.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Who Were The Celts? is a delightful and intriguing book which demonstrates that scholarship can be put into highly readable form. The 3,000-year history of the Celtic peoples is contained in a way to both inform and fascinate. CELTIC NEWS SERVICE
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Permacav50 More than 1 year ago
Personally I love browsing the discount table at Barns and Noble and this book was well worth the money in my opinion. Since the Celts were scattered over a large area we really dont know a lot about them. There are other books that give a more detailed history but I do think this book is a good read to those interested.
ChefK More than 1 year ago
This was good book to read as an overview of the culture of the Celts and it's influence on other cultures, as well as famous figures of celtic stock. I thought it was good overall book and it was readable, it wasn't boring and long, but it was little short on some detail but otherwise an good book. I liked it.
Celt_From_Cornwall More than 1 year ago
Outstanding book for all with Celtic Ancestors.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I¿m an avid reader of history from all eras and areas. This is undoubtedly one of the worst history books I have ever read. Poorly written and full of inaccuracies and bias, the author seems more set on settling his own personal scores and proving his own points than writing a balanced and comprehensive account of one of history¿s most fascinating peoples. I would advise anyone truly interested to avoid this book like the plague.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The author does his revisionist best to bash Greece, Rome, & England. This is a poorly written & sited book. He gets plenty of facts wrong. Horse shoes & Iron ploughs were first invented in Korea centuries before they were introduced to the west by the Avars. Also, the so-called Celtic bagpipes & harp came from Bronze Age Persia. It was the Romans who introduced them to the British Isles. Skip this junk & read my recommendations.