The Celts: A Very Short Introduction: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | January 8, 2004

byBarry Cunliffe

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Savage and bloodthirsty, or civilized and peaceable? The Celts have long been a subject of enormous fascination, speculation, and misunderstanding. From the ancient Romans to the present day, their real nature has been obscured by a tangled web of preconceived ideas and stereotypes. Barry Cunliffe seeks to reveal this fascinating people for the first time, using an impressive range of evidence, and exploring subjects such as trade, migration, and the evolution of Celtic traditions. Along the way, he exposes the way in which society's needs have shaped our visions of the Celts,and examines such colourful characters as St Patrick, Cu Chulainn, and Boudica.

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Savage and bloodthirsty, or civilized and peaceable? The Celts have long been a subject of enormous fascination, speculation, and misunderstanding. From the ancient Romans to the present day, their real nature has been obscured by a tangled web of preconceived ideas and stereotypes. Barry Cunliffe seeks to reveal this fascinating peopl...

Barry Cunliffe is Professor of European Archaeology at the University of Oxford. He has excavated widely in Western Europe and is currently working in Spain, Brittany, and Wessex. His research interests have recently focussed especially on the importance of the Atlantic sea routes to European prehistory and history. His books include ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.2 inPublished:January 8, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192804189

ISBN - 13:9780192804181

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"'It is a brilliant, articulate exposition of one of the most fascinating new ideas in archaeology.'"