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The ancient Celts

Author: Barry W Cunliffe
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Fierce warriors and skilled craftsmen, the Celts were famous throughout the Ancient Mediterranean World. They were the archetypal barbarians from the north and were feared by both Greeks and Romans. For two and a half thousand years they have continued to fascinate those who have come into contact with them, yet their origins have remained a mystery and even today are the subject of heated debate among historians  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Electronic version:
Cunliffe, Barry W.
Ancient celts.
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018
(OCoLC)1031373888
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barry W Cunliffe
ISBN: 9780198752936 0198752938 9780198752929 019875292X
OCLC Number: 1034807416
Notes: First Edition published by Oxford University Press in 1997"--Title page verso."
Description: ix, 486 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Visions of the celts --
Constructing the historical celts --
In the beginning: 5500-1300 BC --
The Atlantic system: 1300-200 BC --
West Central Europe and the Mediterranean: 1300-450 BC --
The migrations: 450-50 BC --
The communities of the Atlantic façade --
Celts and others on the Eastern fringes --
Warfare and society --
The arts of the migration period --
Religious systems --
The developed celtic world --
The celts in retreat --
Celtic survival --
Retrospect.
Other Titles: Celts
Responsibility: Barry Cunliffe.

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Archaeologist Sir Barry Cunliffe brings up to date his classic work on the Ancient Celts, those bold warriors and skill craftsmen of barbarian Europe who inspired fear in the Greeks and Romans.  Read more...

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