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Warlike, flamboyant, courageous--the ancient Celts had a fearsome reputation. For five hundred years they dominated the lands north of the Alps, before being largely absorbed into the Roman Empire. But Celtic culture survived and achieved a glorious flowering in the post-Roman, early Christian era. Today Celtic influence can be found in arts and crafts, in legends, in place names, and even in languages.

In this generously illustrated introduction to the world of the Celts, Simon James charts their way of life from farming to feasting, their wars, their gods, and their superb craftsmanship in metal, wood, and stone. He covers the neglected subject of Celtic life under Roman rule, particularly in Gaul and Britain, and the continuing traditions in Ireland after AD 400, when a Celtic renaissance gave birth to heroic tales, masterpieces of enameled metalwork, and renowned illuminated manuscripts.

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"Richly illustrated sheds a strong light on the art and life of a gifted people."--Houston Chronicle.

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Simon James is Senior Lecturer in the School of Archaeological Studies at the University of Leicester and an authority on the Roman military.

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ISBN:
9780500279984
Author:
James, Simon
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
World History-Ancient History
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Publication Date:
20051001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Over 300 illustrations, 59 in color
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9.62x7.46x.64 in. 1.52 lbs.

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