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The Celts : A Very Short Introduction - Barry Cunliffe

The Celts

A Very Short Introduction

Paperback Published: 26th June 2003
ISBN: 9780192804181
Number Of Pages: 176

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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 colorful characters as St. Patrick, Cu Chulainn, and Boudica.

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"'It is a brilliant, articulate exposition of one of the most fascinating new ideas in archaeology.'"

List of illustrationsp. ix
All things to all menp. 1
A view from the Mediterraneanp. 8
A little prehistory: the Atlantic longue dureep. 18
A little more prehistory: the elites of middle Europep. 27
Peoples on the movep. 37
Talking to each otherp. 47
Telling storiesp. 56
Sharing valuesp. 65
Gauls and Romansp. 75
Britons and Romansp. 84
Interlude: the story so farp. 92
Threads of continuity: the Celtic twilightp. 99
Reinventing the Celtsp. 111
Striving for identityp. 122
Every night a fest noz: the new Celtomaniap. 133
So, who were the Celts?p. 139
Further readingp. 147
Indexp. 151
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ISBN: 9780192804181
ISBN-10: 0192804189
Series: Very Short Introductions
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 26th June 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.4 x 11.0  x 0.5
Weight (kg): 0.14

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