Saturday, 6 June 2015

'Celts: The History and Legacy of One of the Oldest Cultures in Europe' by Martin Dougherty



Release date:19th July 2015
Published by: Amber Books
ISBN No:978 1782741664


Before the Vikings, before the Anglo-Saxons, before the Roman Empire, the Celts dominated central and western Europe. Today we might think of the Celts only inhabiting parts of the far west of Europe – Ireland, Great Britain, France and Spain – but these were the extremities in which their culture lasted longest. In fact, they had originated in Central Europe and settled as far afield as present day Turkey, Poland and Italy.

From their emergence as an Iron Age people around 800 BCE, the Celts enjoyed several centuries of ascendance in Europe and even beyond. Tales of them being filthy, uncultured savages are rife, but how much of this information has been distorted and misrepresented? Who exactly were the Celts and how have our perceptions of them changed throughout history?

Celts reveals the truth behind the stories of the uncultured savages, naked warriors, druids and magic. The book examines the different tribes, the Hallstatt and La Tène periods, as well as Celtic survival in western Europe, the Gallic Wars, military life, spiritual life, slavery, sexuality and Celtic art.

Illustrated with more than 180 colour and black-and-white photographs, maps and artworks, Celts is an expertly written account of a people who have long captured the popular imagination.



Copyright: Amber Books Synopsis

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing! added to my wish list!

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    1. It is an excellent book and reasonably priced. That wish list of yours seems to getting longer each day by the sounds of things Teresa ;-) lol

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