The Celts

The Celts

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The Celts tells the story of the Celtic peoples and their heydays, their defeats by forces such as the Romans, their adoption of Christianity and the flourishing of the Celtic church. The time span of this exploration extends from prehistoric Europe to a near-obliteration to a new self-assertion as the new millennium dawns..
Publisher: London : Cassell & Co., 2000.
ISBN: 9780304355907
0304355909
Characteristics: 192 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps.
Alternative Title: Celts (Television program)

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Apr 01, 2013

The Celts --- by John Davies. This tome, deceivingly slim, represents an extremely thorough exploration of the history of the Celts, those who, finally, have come to populate the western fringes of north-western Europe. The history takes us back as far as pre-Roman times and up to, virtually, the present. There may be more bloodshed, more holy men and more high crosses here than most can deal with at one reading. The Celts are not whisky drinkin’, bagpipe tootling, kilt and sporran wearin ‘ hooligans. They are a folk who inhabited a huge swath of north-western Europe; they are a people who brought Christianity to a huge expanse of Europe; and finally, the influence they have had where they have settled in the view world is one that cannot be overestimated. The book is well illustrated but by no means a coffee table compilation of glossy landscapes. It does come with a two page bibliography.

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