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For two and a half thousand years the Celts have continued to fascinate those who have come into contact with them, yet their origins have remained a mystery and even today are the subject of heated debate among historians and archaeologists. In this erudite and profusely illustrated history, Barry Cunliffe explores the archaeological reality of these bold warriors and skilled craftsmen of barbarian Europe who inspired fear in the Greeks and Romans. Tracing the emergence of chiefdoms and their migrations as far as Bosnia and the Czech Republic, he assesses the disparity between the traditional and contemporary information on the Celts and offers new insight into the true identity of this ancient people.

Synopsis:

The Celtic "barbarians from the north" were feared for their ferocity in battle, and admired for their skill in crafts. Exploring the archaeological reality of the Iron Age Celts, this study traces the emergence of chiefdoms, patterns of expansion and migration, and the Celtic identity.

About the Author

Barry Cunliffe is professor of European archaeology at Oxford University. His books include The Ancient Celts and Facing the Ocean: The Atlantic and Its Peoples.

Table of Contents

List of Colour Plates

List of Maps

1. Visions of the Celts

2. The Reality of the Celts

3. Barbarian Europe and the Mediterranean: 1300-400 BC

4. The Migrations: 400-200 BC

5. Warfare and Society

6. The Arts of the Migration Period

7. Iberia and the Celtiberians

8. The Communities of the Atlantic Facade

9. The Communities of the Eastern Fringes

10. Religious Systems

11. The Developed Celtic World

12. The Celts in Retreat

13. Celtic Survival

14. Retrospect

A Guide to Further Reading

Chronological Tables

Map Section

Illustration Sources

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140254228
Author:
Cunliffe, Barry
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London
Subject:
History
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Ireland
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Celts
Subject:
Civilization, celtic
Subject:
World History-Ancient History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
20000331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
9.50x7.02x.81 in. 2.04 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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