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The Celtic World : Routledge Worlds - Miranda Green

The Celtic World

Routledge Worlds

By: Miranda Green (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 27th April 1995
ISBN: 9780415057646
Number Of Pages: 864

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The Celtic World is a detailed and comprehensive study of the Celts from the first evidence of them in the archaeological and historical record to the early post-Roman period. The strength of this volume lies in its breadth - it looks at archaeology, language, literature, towns, warfare, rural life, art, religion and myth, trade and industry, political organisations, society and technology. The Celtic World draws together material from all over pagan Celtic Europe and includes contributions from British, European and American scholars. Much of the material is new research which is previously unpublished.
The book addresses some important issues - Who were the ancient Celts? Can we speak of them as the first Europeans? In what form does the Celtic identity exist today and how does this relate to the ancient Celts?
For anyone interested in the Celts, and for students and academics alike, The Celtic World will be a valuable resource and a fascinating read.

List of illustrations
List of contributors
Preface
Introduction: who were the Celts?p. 3
The Early Celts: the evidence of languagep. 8
The Celts through classical eyesp. 21
The army, weapons and fightingp. 37
Fortifications and defencep. 59
Power, politics and statusp. 85
Appearance, life and leisurep. 95
Celts and Romans: towards a Romano-Celtic societyp. 121
People and nature in the Celtic worldp. 145
The first townsp. 159
Rural life and farmingp. 176
Resources and industryp. 213
Trade and exchangep. 230
Coinagep. 244
Celtic seafaring and transportp. 254
The technology of metalwork: bronze and goldp. 285
Ironworking in the Celtic worldp. 310
Wood and the wheelwrightp. 321
The art of the potterp. 328
The nature and function of Celtic artp. 345
The social implications of Celtic art: 600 BC to AD 600p. 376
Jewellery and adornmentp. 411
Ritual and the druidsp. 423
Sanctuaries and sacred placesp. 445
The gods and the supernaturalp. 465
Burial and the Otherworldp. 489
The Celts in Italyp. 515
The Celts in Spainp. 533
The Celts in Francep. 552
Celts of eastern Europep. 581
Celts and Germans in the Rhinelandp. 603
The Celtic Britons under Romep. 623
Ireland: a world without the Romansp. 636
The early Celts in Scotlandp. 654
The early Celts in Walesp. 671
Language and society among the Insular Celts 400-1000p. 703
Early Christianity and its monumentsp. 737
Mythology and the oral tradition: Irelandp. 779
Mythology and the oral tradition: Walesp. 785
Language and identity in modern Walesp. 795
The Celtic languages todayp. 804
Indexp. 815
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780415057646
ISBN-10: 0415057647
Series: Routledge Worlds
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 864
Published: 27th April 1995
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 17.1  x 6.35
Weight (kg): 1.93
Edition Number: 1