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Celts Martin J Dougherty

Celts By Martin J Dougherty

Celts by Martin J Dougherty


$25.99
Condition - Very Good
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SeriesHistories

Summary

Before the Roman Empire, the Celts dominated central and western Europe. Highly illustrated, Celts examines the different tribes and how they lived, fought and survived as a people, revealing the truth behind the stories of naked warriors, beheadings, druids and magic.

Celts Summary

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

"They cut off the heads of enemies slain in battle and attach them to the necks of their horses... They embalm the heads... [and]... display them with pride to strangers." - Diodorus Siculus 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 BC to the early centuries AD, Celts reveals the truth behind the stories of naked warriors, ritual beheadings, druids, magic and accusations of human sacrifice. The book examines the different tribes, the Hallstatt and La Tene periods, as well as Celtic survival in western Europe, the Gallic Wars, military life, spiritual life, slavery, sexuality and Celtic art. Celts is an expertly written account of a people who have long captured the popular imagination.

Celts Reviews

(5 / 5 stars) This is a great book about one of the most influential, fascinating, and yet still mysterious cultures in history. Written for a general audience, it is easy to read, but detailed and extensive... bursting with color photographs of artifacts, archaeological sites, paintings, and sculpture... This beautiful book is a wonderful and pleasurable introduction to this amazing culture. Gretchen Wagner, San Francisco Book Review
* San Francisco Book Review *

About Martin J Dougherty

Martin J. Dougherty is the author of Vikings: A History of the Norse People, The Wars of the Roses and Norse Myths, among many other books. A former defence consultant, he also writes on personal self-defence and modern military technology.

Table of Contents

Introduction Chapter One Who Were the Celts? Chapter Two Celtic Society Chapter Three Celtic Art and Religion Chapter Four Celtic Myths and Legends Chapter Five Technology and Warfare Chapter Six Expansion and Decline in Europe Chapter Seven The Celts in Gaul Chapter Eight The Celts in the British Isles Index

Additional information

GOR007004030
9781782741664
1782741666
Celts: The History and Legacy of One of the Oldest Cultures in Europe by Martin J Dougherty
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Amber Books Ltd
2017-09-07
224
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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