An illustrated guide to Celtic history and culture, it charts their way of life from farming to feasting, their wars, their gods, and their superb craftsmanship in metal, wood and stone. Also highlighted is their life under Roman rule, particularly in Gaul and Britain, and the continuing traditions in Ireland after AD 400.
'A masterpiece' - Minerva 'A first-rate, readable text densely strewn with imaginative illustrations' - Antiquity 'Excellent ... brimming with factual information, clearly presented and very well illustrated' - Books Ireland
About Simon James
Simon James read archaeology at the London Institute of Archaeology, where he also took his PhD. He has been a Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Leicester since 2000.
Table of Contents
* Chapters on Celtic life, the Celts at war, their gods and shrines, and their magnificent arts and crafts * The latest discoveries, from the golden helmet at Agris in France to the Celtic body in the bog, Lindow Man, and the Snettisham Treasure * Extracts from the writings of Classical authors that bring the Celtic world to life * Specially drawn maps and explanatory diagrams of Celtic tombs, hillforts and constructional techniques * Gazetteer of sites and museums to visit
Exploring the World of the Celts by Simon James
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