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The Celts : The Construction of a Myth - M. Chapman

The Celts

The Construction of a Myth

Hardcover Published: 15th September 1992
ISBN: 9780333520888
Number Of Pages: 342

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The Celts are commonly considered to be one of the great peoples of Europe, with continuous racial, cultural and linguistic genealogy from the Iron Age to the modern-day "Celtic fringe". This book shows, in contrast, that the Celts, as they have been known and understood over two thousand years, are simply the "other" of the dominant cultural and political traditions of Europe. It is this continuous "otherness" which lends them apparent continuity and substance. Modern social anthropology, Celtic studies, literary and historical evidence, and the author's own fieldwork in Brittany and Scotland, are brought together in demonstration of this.

Acknowledgements - Preface - Who are the Celts? - 'A Branch of Indo-European' - Calling People Names - 'A Wave of Barbarians...' - Celts into Welshmen - Celtic Continuity: Language - Celtic Continuity: People - Celtic Continuity: Culture - Romanticism - Classification and Culture Meeting - The Celts and the Classics - Gerald of Wales - The Modern Celts - Ker Ys - The Heroic Age - Notes - References - Index

ISBN: 9780333520888
ISBN-10: 0333520882
Series: Construction of a Myth
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 342
Published: 15th September 1992
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 14.5  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.6
Edition Number: 1