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Celts From Antiquity

Author : Gillian Carr
ISBN : STANFORD:36105113314947
Genre : History
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Twenty-five papers focusing on the Celts. Subjects include: the debate over Celtic identity (Kraft, the Megaws, Collis and James); key discoveries (eg Eittnauer Horn, Manching, ix, Hochdorf) and reinterpretations in continental archaeology (Ralston and Bergquist/Taylor); fieldwork and debate in the southern British Iron Age (from Hawkes and Wheeler to Evans and McOmish); fieldwork and debate in the Scottish Iron Age (from Mackie to Sharples). Each section is introduced with an overview and personal perspective from the editors, setting the papers within the context of current trends in archaeology.
Category: History

Celtic Art In Europe

Author : Christopher Gosden
ISBN : 9781782976561
Genre : Social Science
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The ancient Celtic world evokes debate, discussion, romanticism and mythicism. On the one hand it represents a specialist area of archaeological interest, on the other, it has a wide general appeal. The Celtic world is accessible through archaeology, history, linguistics and art history. Of these disciplines, art history offers the most direct message to a wider audience. This volume of 37 papers brings together a truly international group of pre-eminent specialists in the field of Celtic art and Celtic studies. It is a benchmark volume the like of which has not been seen since the publication of Paul JacobsthalÕs Early Celtic Art in 1944. The papers chart the history of attempts to understand Celtic art and argue for novel approaches in discussions spanning the whole of Continental Europe and the British Isles. This new body of international scholarship will give the reader a sense of the richness of the material and current debates. Artefacts of rich form and decoration, which we might call art, provide a most sensitive set of indicators of key areas of past societies, their power, politics and transformations. With its broad geographical scope, this volume offers a timely opportunity to re-assess contacts, context, transmission and meaning in Celtic art for understanding the development of European cultures, identities and economies in pre- and proto-history.
Category: Social Science

The Oxford Companion To Archaeology

Author : Neil Asher Silberman
ISBN : 9780199735785
Genre : Reference
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The Oxford Companion to Archaeology, second edition, provides thorough coverage to historical archaeology, the development of archaeology as a field of study, and the ways the discipline works to explain the past. Other entries describe the major excavations, discoveries, and innovations in the field. Approximately 200 new entries have been added and first-edition entries have been updated. The second edtion will be available in DRS.
Category: Reference

Myths And Legends Of The Celts

Author : James MacKillop
ISBN : 9780141941394
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Myths and Legends of the Celts is a fascinating and wide-ranging introduction to the mythology of the peoples who inhabited the northwestern fringes of Europe - from Britain and the Isle of Man to Gaul and Brittany. Drawing on recent historical and archaeological research, as well as literary and oral sources, the guide looks at the gods and goddesses of Celtic myth; at the nature of Celtic religion, with its rituals of sun and moon worship; and at the druids who served society as judges, diviners and philosophers. It also examines the many Celtic deities who were linked with animals and such natural phenomena as rivers and caves, or who later became associated with local Christian saints. And it explores in detail the rich variety of Celtic myths: from early legends of King Arthur to the stories of the Welsh Mabinogi, and from tales of heroes including Cúchulainn, Fionn mac Cumhaill and the warrior queen Medb to tales of shadowy otherworlds - the homes of spirits and fairies. What emerges is a wonderfully diverse and fertile tradition of myth making that has captured the imagination of countless generations, introduced and explained here with compelling insight.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Ancient West East

Author : Gocha R. Tsetskhladze
ISBN : UOM:39015057976006
Genre : Civilization, Ancient
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Category: Civilization, Ancient

The Ancient World Of The Celts

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ISBN : 0760717168
Genre : Celtic antiquities
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The Celt people - their history and their myths, their artwork and treasures. Masterpeices in metal work and stone carvings, glassware and jewelry. an overview of their world.
Category: Celtic antiquities


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ISBN : UOM:39015068865149
Genre : Archaeology
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Includes section "Reviews."
Category: Archaeology

A Corpus Of Late Celtic Hanging Bowls With An Account Of The Bowls Found In Scandinavia

Author : Rupert Leo Scott Bruce-Mitford
ISBN : 019813410X
Genre : Social Science
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Celtic hanging-bowls were produced from the fifth to the eleventh century and range from simple functional vessels to great masterpieces of the period. The first part of the publication sets the bowls in their historical and cultural background and discusses all key aspects of hanging-bowl research, including the much-disputed topics of origin, use, and chronology. The second part is a comprehensive and highly detailed catalogue, dealing with the whole series from Britain and Europe. Thepublication is lavishly illustrated with over a thousand black and white illustrations and eight colour plates. This long-awaited book by the leading authority on the subject will become the definitive work on this distinctive class of Celtic artefact.
Category: Social Science


Author : Martin Carver
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