The Celts: History, Life, and Culture

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ABC-CLIO, 2012 - History - 898 pages

This succinct, accessible two-volume set covers all aspects of Celtic historical life, from prehistory to the present day.


The study of Celtic history has a wide international appeal, but unfortunately many of the available books on the subject are out-of-date, narrowly specialized, or contain incorrect information. Online information on the Celts is similarly unreliable. This two-volume set provides a well-written, up-to-date, and densely informative reference on Celtic history that is ideal for high school or college-aged students as well as general readers.

The Celts: History, Life, and Culture uses a cross-disciplinary approach to explore all facets of this ancient society. The book introduces the archaeology, art history, folklore, history, linguistics, literature, music, and mythology of the Celts and examines the global influence of their legacy. Written entirely by acknowledged experts, the content is accessible without being simplistic. Unlike other texts in the field, The Celts: History, Life, and Culture celebrates all of the cultures associated with Celtic languages at all periods, providing for a richer and more comprehensive examination of the topic.


  • A helpful subject index
  • A comprehensive chronology traces the evolution of Celtic culture over time and across regions
  • A-Z entries allow for easy location of material
  • A current print and nonprint bibliography of the most essential and accessible resources in English

 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
xxxi
Introduction
xxxiii
Celtic Chronology
xli
VOLUME 1
1
VOLUME 2
443
Bibliography
811
The Editors and Contributors
821
Index
825
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

John T. Koch, PhD, is research professor and senior research fellow at the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies at Aberystwyth, UK.

Antone Minard, PhD, is a sessional lecturer in the department of classical, near-Eastern, and religious studies at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, and in the humanities department at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC.

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