A Brief History of the Celts

A Brief History of the Celts
Author : Peter Berresford Ellis
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 160
Release : 2013-02-07
ISBN 10 : 9781472107947
ISBN 13 : 1472107942
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Brief History of the Celts Book Description:

For centuries the Celts held sway in Europe. Even after their conquest by the Romans, their culture remained vigorous, ensuring that much of it endured to feed an endless fascination with Celtic history and myths, artwork and treasures. A foremost authority on the Celtic peoples and their culture, Peter Berresford Ellis presents an invigoration overview of their world. With his gift for making the scholarly accessible, he discusses the Celts' mysterious origins and early history and investigates their rich and complex society. His use of recently uncovered firnds brings fascinating insights into Celtic kings and chieftains, architecture and arts, medicine and religions, myths and legends, making this esesntial reading for any search for Europe's ancient past.

A Short History of the Celts

A Short History of the Celts
Author : Alex Woolf
Publisher : I. B. Tauris
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2015-05-29
ISBN 10 : 1848857942
ISBN 13 : 9781848857940
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Short History of the Celts Book Description:

The image of the visionary Celt has captured the modern imagination. Whether it be the woad-painted pagan warrior fighting for his freedom against distant rulers (be they Roman, English or French), or the fanatical druid harrying Roman legionaries through the treacherous and mist-drenched forests of north Wales, the Celtic idea represents a proud and fierce independence. Yet there is another sort of Celtism: represented by the calligraphy and austere spirituality of the monks who illuminated the Book of Kells, or by that distinctive separateness characterizing the so-called 'Celtic fringe' of Britain (host to still-living Celtic languages). But as Alex Woolf shows, even these contemporary associations do the Celts less than justice. Northern and western Britain are merely the last redoubts of what was once a mighty and far-flung iron-age civilization, whose settlements extended from Anatolia and the lower Danube to Ireland and Spain. Alex Woolf looks at Celtic culture in its entirety, concentrating especially on the unifying Celtic language. He traces the Celts' development from their beginnings to their seventh-century nadir, when they ceased to be a single community. Encompassing Celtic religion, Romano-Celtic conflict and cohabitation, late antiquity, Celtic Christianity, Celtic art and the contested notion of a 'Celtic heritage', the author offers a fresh and illuminating history of the Celts and their legacy.

Brief History

Brief History
Author : William E. Burns
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Total Pages : 296
Release : 2009-01-01
ISBN 10 : 9781438127378
ISBN 13 : 1438127375
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brief History Book Description:

A Brief History of Great Britain narrates the history of Great Britain from the earliest times to the 21st century, covering the entire island England, Wales, and Scotland as well as associated archipelagos such as the Channel Islands, the Orkneys, and Ireland as they have influenced British history. The central story of this volume is the development of the British kingdom, including its rise and decline on the world stage. The book is built around a clear chronological political narrative while incorporating treatment of social, economic, and religious issues. Coverage includes: Early Settlements, Celts, and Romans Anglo-Saxons, Scots, and Vikings Scotland, England, and Wales Britain in the Late Middle Ages The Making of Protestant Britain Industry and Conquest Britain in the Age of Empire An Age of Crisis The Age of Consensus A House Divided.

The Celts

The Celts
Author : Helen Litton
Publisher : Irish Amer Book Company
Total Pages : 138
Release : 1997
ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105020734963
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Celts Book Description:

Nicknamed "Ireland's Bastille, " Dublin Castle was one of the places attacked during the Rising, and it played its role in both the maintenance of the old rule, and the arrival of the new.

The Celts

The Celts
Author : Daithi O Hogain
Publisher : Boydell Press
Total Pages : 297
Release : 2003
ISBN 10 : 0851159230
ISBN 13 : 9780851159232
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Celts Book Description:

The history and lasting influence of the Celts, from their origins in eastern Europe through the upheaval of the early middle ages to twilight and decline in the west.

A Brief History of Ireland

A Brief History of Ireland
Author : Paul F. State
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Total Pages : 408
Release : 2009
ISBN 10 : 9780816075164
ISBN 13 : 0816075166
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Brief History of Ireland Book Description:

Follows the political, economic, and social development of Ireland from the pagan past to the contemporary religious strife and hope for reconciliation.

A Brief History of the Druids

A Brief History of the Druids
Author : Peter Berresford Ellis
Publisher : Constable
Total Pages : 304
Release : 2002
ISBN 10 : 1841194689
ISBN 13 : 9781841194684
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Brief History of the Druids Book Description:

A history of the cult of the ancient Druids, exploring who they really were and what role they played in the Celtic world. The author's interpretation of the facts is based on both archaeological and etymological findings. Peter Berresford Ellis sifts through evidence and, with reference to the latest archaeological findings and the use of etymology, shows that the Druids have been subject to a swaythe of propaganda and myth-making through the centuries.

The Celts

The Celts
Author : John T. Koch
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Total Pages : 898
Release : 2012-08
ISBN 10 : 9781598849646
ISBN 13 : 1598849646
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Celts Book Description:

Introduces the archeology, art history, folklore, history, linguistics, literature, music, and mythology of the Celts and examines the global influence of their legacy. The content is accessible without being simplistic. Unlike other texts in the field, this set celebrates all of the cultures associated with Celtic languages at all periods, providing for a richer and more comprehensive examination of the to.

Brigid

Brigid
Author : Weber, Courtney
Publisher : Weiser Books
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2015-05-01
ISBN 10 : 9781578635672
ISBN 13 : 1578635675
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brigid Book Description:

This book is a wide-ranging exposition on all things Brigid, the most popular figure in Celtic mythology and religion. It includes: A brief history of the Celts and their religion.Everything that is known about Brigid from her manifestations as a Celtic pagan goddess, as a Celtic Christian saint, and as a Caribbean Voodoo deity.A practical approach for witches and neo-pagans that enables them to tap into the healing power of the pagan goddess. Each chapter ends with guided meditations and exercises. A book of magical practice. Included are Brigid-focused spells, blessings, recipes, and rituals for love, harmony, protection, and much more. Chapters include Brigid’s often-obscure mythology; Brigid the Healer; Brigid the Bard; Brigid the Fire Goddess; Brigid and Animals; and Brigid in the Now. This is a book for witches and pagans and for those interested in the divine feminine.