Mysticism Myth And Celtic Identity

Author : Marion Gibson
ISBN : 9780415628686
Genre : History
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Mysticism, Myth and Celtic Identity explores how the mythical and mystical past informs national imaginations. Building on notions of invented tradition and myths of the nation, it looks at the power of narrative and fiction to shape identity, with particular reference to the British and Celtic contexts. The authors consider how aspects of the past are reinterpreted or reimagined in a variety of ways to give coherence to desired national groupings, or groups aspiring to nationhood and its 'defence'. The coverage is unusually broad in its historical sweep, dealing with work from prehistory to the contemporary, with a particular emphasis on the period from the eighteenth century to the present. The subject matter includes notions of ancient deities, Druids, Celticity, the archaeological remains of pagan religions, traditional folk tales, racial and religious myths and ethnic politics, and the different types of returns and hauntings that can recycle these ideas in culture. Innovative and interdisciplinary, the scholarship in Mysticism, Myth and Celtic Identity is mainly literary but also geographical and historical and draws on religious studies, politics and the social sciences. Thus the collection offers a stimulatingly broad number of new viewpoints on a matter of great topical relevance: national identity and the politicization of its myths.
Category: History

Pagan Cornwall

Author : Cheryl Straffon
ISBN : 0951885928
Genre : Cornwall (England : County)
File Size : 52.56 MB
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Category: Cornwall (England : County)

Every Saturday

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ISBN : IOWA:31858055619237
Genre :
File Size : 56.44 MB
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Devon Cornwall And Southwest England

Author : Oliver Berry
ISBN : 9781741048735
Genre : Travel
File Size : 40.64 MB
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Complemented by easy-to use, reliable maps, helpful recommendations, authoritative background information, and up-to-date coverage of things to see and do, these popular travel guides cover in detail countries, regions, and cities around the world for travelers of every budget, along with extensive itineraries, maps with cross-referencing to the text, "Top 10" and "Top 5" lists, and other practical features.
Category: Travel

The Modern Antiquarian

Author : Julian Cope
ISBN : 0722535996
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 88.3 MB
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Looks at megalithic sites and monuments in Great Britain
Category: Social Science

Sons Of Avalon

Author : Dee Marie
ISBN : 9780615150529
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 48.99 MB
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Chaos ensues as Rome abandons Britain, leaving native Britons alone to defend their shores from the growing Saxon invasion. Set in 5th Century Britain, this retelling of the traditional legends of Merlin, King Arthur, and Avalon, blends a mixture of historical fact with Arthurian fantasy. Refreshingly innovative, the tale spans the mysterious birth of Merlin, climaxing with the conception of Arthur, the legendary future king of Britain. A young Merlin advises three High Kings: to fight through the bedlam, fight for the right to rule, fight to save the future treasure of Britain! Interlacing love, revenge, mystery and murder, with a dash of humor, this coming of age adventure is a guide through the shrouded tales that embrace the Sons of Avalon.
Category: Fiction

The Element Encyclopedia Of The Celts

Author : Rodney Castleden
ISBN : 9780007519439
Genre : History
File Size : 25.41 MB
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The latest title in the much-loved Element Encyclopedia series, The Element Encyclopedia of Celts explores the history, culture, and mythology of these great peoples.
Category: History