A Brief History of the Celts

A Brief History of the Celts
Author : Peter Berresford Ellis
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 256
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.

Celts

Celts
Author : Maier Bernhard Maier
Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages : 392
Release : 2017-11-22
ISBN 10 : 9781474427227
ISBN 13 : 1474427227
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Celts Book Description:

Now in its second edition, this comprehensive history of the Celts draws on archaeological, historical, literary and linguistic evidence to provide a comprehensive and colourful overview from origins to the present. Divided into three parts, the first covers the continental Celts in prehistory and antiquity, complete with accounts of the Celts in Germany, France, Italy, Iberia and Asia Minor. Part Two follows the Celts from the departure of the Romans to the late Middle Ages, including the migrations to and settlements in Ireland, Wales, Scotland and Brittany. This section also includes discussions of the Celtic kingdoms and the significance of Christianisation. Part Three brings the history of the Celts up to the present, covering the assimilation of the Celts within the national cultures of Great Britain, France and Ireland. Included in this consideration are the suppression of Gaelic, the declines, revivals and survivals of languages and literatures, and the histories of Celtic culture. The book concludes with a discussion of the recent history of the meaning of 'Celtic' and an examination of the cultural legacy of the Celts in the modern era.

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.

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 Celtic Empire

The Celtic Empire
Author : Peter Berresford Ellis
Publisher :
Total Pages : 246
Release : 1990
ISBN 10 : WISC:89034900464
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Celtic Empire Book Description:

Drawing mainly on classical sources, and occasionally on archaeology and Celtic traditions, Ellis outlines a history of Celtic people from their emergence as a distinct culture to their conquest by the Romans. A popular treatment, not rigorous even for an introductory text in an academic context. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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.

A Brief History of Ireland

A Brief History of Ireland
Author : Richard Killeen
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 352
Release : 2012-01-19
ISBN 10 : 9781780330730
ISBN 13 : 1780330731
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Brief History of Ireland Book Description:

From the dawn of history to the decline of the Celtic Tiger - how Ireland has been shaped over the centuries. Ireland has been shaped by many things over the centuries: geography, war, the fight for liberty. A Brief History of Ireland is the perfect introduction to this exceptional place, its people and its culture. Ireland has been home to successive groups of settlers - Celts, Vikings, Normans, Anglo-Scots, Huguenots. It has imported huge ideas, none bigger than Christianity which it then re-exported to Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire. In the Tudor era it became the first colony of the developing English Empire. Its fraught and sometimes brutal relationship with England has dominated its modern history. Killeen argues that religion was decisive in all this: Ireland remained substantially Catholic, setting it at odds with the larger island culturally, religiously and politically. But its own culture and identity have stayed strong, most obviously in literature with a magnificent tradition of writing from the Book of Kells to the modern masters: Joyce, Yeats, Beckett and Heaney.

A Brief History of the Anglo Saxons

A Brief History of the Anglo Saxons
Author : Geoffrey Hindley
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 448
Release : 2013-02-07
ISBN 10 : 9781472107596
ISBN 13 : 1472107594
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Brief History of the Anglo Saxons Book Description:

Starting AD 400 (around the time of their invasion of England) and running through to the 1100s (the 'Aftermath'), historian Geoffrey Hindley shows the Anglo-Saxons as formative in the history not only of England but also of Europe. The society inspired by the warrior world of the Old English poem Beowulf saw England become the world's first nation state and Europe's first country to conduct affairs in its own language, and Bede and Boniface of Wessex establish the dating convention we still use today. Including all the latest research, this is a fascinating assessment of a vital historical period.

A Brief History of Infinity

A Brief History of Infinity
Author : Brian Clegg
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 272
Release : 2013-02-07
ISBN 10 : 9781472107640
ISBN 13 : 1472107640
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Brief History of Infinity Book Description:

'Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the street to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space.' Douglas Adams, Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy We human beings have trouble with infinity - yet infinity is a surprisingly human subject. Philosophers and mathematicians have gone mad contemplating its nature and complexity - yet it is a concept routinely used by schoolchildren. Exploring the infinite is a journey into paradox. Here is a quantity that turns arithmetic on its head, making it feasible that 1 = 0. Here is a concept that enables us to cram as many extra guests as we like into an already full hotel. Most bizarrely of all, it is quite easy to show that there must be something bigger than infinity - when it surely should be the biggest thing that could possibly be. Brian Clegg takes us on a fascinating tour of that borderland between the extremely large and the ultimate that takes us from Archimedes, counting the grains of sand that would fill the universe, to the latest theories on the physical reality of the infinite. Full of unexpected delights, whether St Augustine contemplating the nature of creation, Newton and Leibniz battling over ownership of calculus, or Cantor struggling to publicise his vision of the transfinite, infinity's fascination is in the way it brings together the everyday and the extraordinary, prosaic daily life and the esoteric. Whether your interest in infinity is mathematical, philosophical, spiritual or just plain curious, this accessible book offers a stimulating and entertaining read.

A Brief History of the Private Lives of the Roman Emperors

A Brief History of the Private Lives of the Roman Emperors
Author : Anthony Blond
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2012-10-25
ISBN 10 : 9781472103628
ISBN 13 : 1472103629
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Brief History of the Private Lives of the Roman Emperors Book Description:

With the recent success of 'Rome' on BBC2, no one will look at the private lives of the Roman Emperors again in the same light. Anthony Blond's scandalous expose of the life of the Caesars is a must-read for all interested in what really went on in ancient Rome. Julius Caesar is usually presented as a glorious general when in fact he was an arrogant charmer and a swank; Augustus was so conscious of his height that he put lifts in his sandals. But they were nothing compared to Caligula, Claudius and Nero. This book is fascinating reading, eye-opening in its revelations and effortlessly entertaining.