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The World of the Celts Read & Download Ý 107 Ü The whole raceis madly fond of war high spirited and uick to battleand on whatever pretext you stir them up you will have them ready to face danger even if they have nothing on their own side but their own strength and courage Strabo first century BC Warlike flamboyant courageous the ancienCulture survived and achieved a glorious flowering in the post Roman early Christian era Today Celtic influence can be found everywhere in arts and crafts in legends in placenames and even in the languages we speak In this new introduction to the world of the Celts Simon James looks at all aspects of their history Individual sections chart their rise their way of life from farming to feasting their wars their gods and their superb craftsmanship Also highlighted are the hitherto negl. Very informative for such a small page count

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Ected subject of Celtic life under Roman rule and persistent traditions that led to the Celtic renaissance in Ireland after AD 400 Original features include the latest discoveries; extracts from classical authors; illustrated retellings of the most famous myths and legends; tables of comparative information; diagrams maps and site plans The Celts once held sway over much of Europe from Caledonia to Asia Minor Here is the whole story of this immensely inventive and influential people. I bought this book back in 2009 I believe when I was on a holiday in Dublin One of the visited places was Trinity College and in its shop I saw this book Since I was at the time very much interested in The Vikings the purchase was logical Still 4 years to read a book Simon James managed to create a very interesting introduction with drawings and picturesphotos to accompanycomplement the written word including uotes from Roman writersphilosophersemperors to the world of the Celts Who they were how they spread over Europe and a little into Asia how they lived fought What their beliefs were how they treated their dead What art they made and how that art had various styles spread over EuropeOf course a lot is also written about the Roman conuest the influence how rich Celts mainly created the myth that all adopted the Roman style of building and art How Celtic tribes fought the Romans or joined them in return for Roman citizenship and goodiesA few words are written about the Picts about the era after the Roman invasion and how Ireland and the rest evolved Finally in modern times Celts and Irish also migrated be that to the USA Canada Australia Everything in this books is nicely divided into chapters that make it clear what aspect of these people is being discussed This also means you don't have to read the book from front to back but can pick any chapter as you see fit At the back you'll find a glossary explaining all the applied terms There's also an extensive list of where to find museums that display Celtic art or archaeological discoveries And last but not least Simon James added a Reading list according to the chapters in the book of which other books you can consult on the respective themes in case you wish to explore it a little deeper

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The World of the CeltsThe whole raceis madly fond of war high spirited and uick to battleand on whatever pretext you stir them up you will have them ready to face danger even if they have nothing on their own side but their own strength and courage Strabo first century BC Warlike flamboyant courageous the ancient Celts had a fearsome reputation even among the bellicose Romans For 500 years they dominated the barbarian lands north of the Alps before being largely absorbed into the Roman Empire But Celtic. Very interesting history that is not often talked about We think of Celtic people in Ireland Wales Scotland and perhaps Cornwall Their civilization was remarkable and extended all the way into Asia Minor