The Celtic World is a detailed and comprehensive study of the Celts from the first evidence of them in the archaeological and historical record to the early post-Roman period. The strength of this volume lies in its breadth - it looks at archaeology, language, literature, towns, warfare, rural life, art, religion and myth, trade and industry, political organisations, society and technology. The Celtic World draws together material from all over pagan Celtic Europe and includes contributions from British, European and American scholars. Much of the material is new research which is previously unpublished. The book addresses some important issues - Who were the ancient Celts? Can we speak of them as the first Europeans? In what form does the Celtic identity exist today and how does this relate to the ancient Celts? For anyone interested in the Celts, and for students and academics alike, The Celtic World will be a valuable resource and a fascinating read.
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'A massive and authoritative collection of essays ... a matchless, Europe-wide account of who the Celts were, what they created and how they lived.' - New Statesman and Society
Table of Contents
I Celtic Origins 1. Who were the Celts? 2. The Early Celts: the Evidence of Language 3. The Celts through Classical eyes II Warriors and Warfare 4. The Army, Weapons and Fighting 5. Fortifications and Defence III Society and Social Life 6. Power, Politics and Status 7. Appearance, Life and Leisure 8. Celts and Romans: Towards a Romano-Celtic Society IV Settlement and Environment 9. The Natural World 10. The First Towns 11. Villages and Rural Life V The Economy 12. Resources and Industry 13. Trade and Exchange 14. Coinage 15. Celtic Seafaring and Transport VI Technology and Craftsmanship 16. The Technology of Metalwork: Bronze and Gold 17. The Technology of Metalwork: Iron 18. Wood and the Wheelwright 19. The Potter's Craft VII The Art of the Celts 20. The Nature and Function of Celtic Art 21. The Artist in Society 22. Jewellery and Adornment VIII Pagan Celtic Religion 23. Ritual and the Druids 24. Sanctuaries and Sacred Places 25. The Gods and the Supernatural 26. Burial and the Otherworld IX The Celts in Europe 27. The Celts in Italy 28. The Celts in Spain 29. The Celts in France 30. The Celts of Eastern Europe 31. Celts and Germans on the Rhineland X On the Edge of the Western World 32. The Celtic Britons under Rome 33. Ireland: A World without the Romans 34. The Early Celts in Scotland 35. The Early Celts in Wales XI Celtic Britain Post AD 400 36. Language and Society in Wales and Ireland 37. Early Christianity and its Monuments 38. Mythology and the Oral Tradition: Ireland XII The Survival of the Celts 40. Language and Identity in Modern Wales 41. Celtic Culture Today
The Celtic World by Edited by Miranda Green
Edited by Miranda Green
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