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The Celtic world

Author: Miranda J Aldhouse-Green
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1996.
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"The ancient Celts, in their heyday, inhabited much of Europe north of the Alps. This new and exhaustive study examines this fascinating people from the first evidence of Celts in the archaeological and historical record to the early post Roman period. Because the ancient Celts were virtually non-literate, scholars have to rely on archaeological evidence and the comments of Classical writers, in order to build up a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Miranda J Aldhouse-Green
ISBN: 0415146275 9780415146272
OCLC Number: 36584661
Notes: Originally published as hbk.: 1995.
Description: xxiii, 839 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Celtic origins --
Introduction : who were the Celts? / Miranda J. Green --
The early Celts : the evidence of language / D. Ellis Evans --
The Celts through classical eyes / David Rankin --
Warriors and warfare --
The army, weapons and fighting / J.N.G. and W.F. Ritchie --
Fortifications and defence / Ian Ralston --
Society and social life --
Power, politics and status / Timothy Champion --
Appearance, life and leisure / Glenys Lloyd-Morgan --
Celts and Romans : towards a Romano-Celtic society / Barry C. Burnham --
Settlement and environment --
People and nature in the Celtic world / Martin Bell --
The first towns / John Collis --
Rural life and farming / Peter J. Reynolds --
The economy --
Resources and industry / Peter S. Wells --
Trade and exchange / Peter S. Wells --
Coinage / Daphne Nash Briggs --
Celtic seafaring and transport / Sean McGrail --
Technology and craftmanship --
The technology of metalwork : bronze and gold / Peter Northover --
Ironworking in the Celtic world / W.H. Manning --
Wood and the wheelwright / Stuart Piggott --
The art of the potter / Alex Gibson --
The art of the Celts --
The nature and function of Celtic art / Ruth and Vincent Megaw --
The social implications of Celtic art : 600 BC to AD 600 / Martyn Jope --
Jewellery and adornment / Sara Champion --
Pagan Celtic religion --
Ritual and the druids / Anne Ross --
Sanctuaries and sacred places / Jane Webster --
The gods and the supernatural / Miranda J. Green --
Burial and the otherworld / Gerald A. Wait --
The Celts in Europe --
The Celts in Italy / Otto-Herman Frey --
The Celts in Spain / Majolie Lenerz-de Wilde --
The Celts in France / Olivier Büchsenschütz --
Celts of eastern Europe / Elizabeth Jerem --
Celts and Germans in the Rhineland / Colin Wells --
On the edge of the Western world --
The Celtic Britons under Rome / Graham Webster --
Ireland : a world without the Romans / Barry Raftery --
The early Celts in Scotland / Euan W. MacKie --
The early Celts in Wales / Jeffrey L. Davies --
Celtic Britain post AD 400 --
Language and society among the Insular Celts 400-1000 / Thomas Charles-Edwards --
Early Christianity and its monuments / Mark Redknap --
Mythology and the oral tradition : Ireland / Proinsias Mac Cana --
Mythology and the oral tradition : Wales / Sioned Davies --
The survival of the Celts --
Language and identity in modern Wales / Wynne Lloyd --
The Celtic languages today / Glanville Price.
Responsibility: edited by Miranda J. Green.
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An exceptionally detailed and comprehensive study of the Celts, drawing together material from all over pagan Celtic Europe, and including contributions from US, European and British scholars.  Read more...

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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

 
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