Celts

ISBN-10: 0192804189
ISBN-13: 9780192804181
Edition: 2003
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Description: Savage and bloodthirsty, or civilized and peaceable? The Celts have long been a subject of enormous fascination, speculation, and misunderstanding. From the ancient Romans to the present day, their real nature has been obscured by a tangled web of  More...

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Book details

List price: $11.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/28/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 4.25" wide x 6.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Savage and bloodthirsty, or civilized and peaceable? The Celts have long been a subject of enormous fascination, speculation, and misunderstanding. From the ancient Romans to the present day, their real nature has been obscured by a tangled web of preconceived ideas and stereotypes. Barry Cunliffe seeks to reveal this fascinating people for the first time, using an impressive range of evidence, and exploring subjects such as trade, migration, and the evolution of Celtic traditions. Along the way, he exposes the way in which society's needs have shaped our visions of the Celts, and examines such colourful characters as St Patrick, C Chulainn, and Boudica.

Barry Cunliffe, a professor of European archaeology at the University of Oxford, is the author of several books on the Romans and on Celtic and Iron Age Europe. He lives in Oxford, England.

List of illustrations
All things to all men
A view from the Mediterranean
A little prehistory: the Atlantic longue duree
A little more prehistory: the elites of middle Europe
Peoples on the move
Talking to each other
Telling stories
Sharing values
Gauls and Romans
Britons and Romans
Interlude: the story so far
Threads of continuity: the Celtic twilight
Reinventing the Celts
Striving for identity
Every night a fest noz: the new Celtomania
So, who were the Celts?
Further reading
Index

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