The Celts: A Very Short Introduction
ISBN13: 9780192804181ISBN10: 0192804189 Paperback, 176 pages
Jul 2003, In Stock
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176 pages; 25 halftones; ISBN13: 978-0-19-280418-1ISBN10: 0-19-280418-9
DescriptionSavage 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 colorful characters as St. Patrick, Cu Chulainn, and Boudica.
- A thought-provoking and entertaining new look at the Celts
- Author is an acknowledged expert in this field
- Uses up-to-the-minute evidence
- 'One of the most committed and gifted archaeological communicators, whose works are always a pleasure to read.' Dr Simon James, University of Leicester