[PDF] The Celts | by ☆ Nora Chadwick Barry W. Cunliffe, The Celts, Nora Chadwick Barry W. Cunliffe, The Celts Although there is no written record of their prehistoric culture the Celtic people left behind much archaeological and anthropological evidence of a way of life that was highly evolved Tracing this evolution from their arrival in the British Isles in about the eighth century B C to the gradual transformation of the Celtic culture under Roman and Saxon rule this celebraAlthough there is, [PDF] The Celts | by ☆ Nora Chadwick Barry W. Cunliffe - The Celts, The Celts Although there is no written record of their prehistoric culture the Celtic people left behind much archaeological and anthropological evidence of a way of life that was highly evolved Tracing this e

  • Title: The Celts
  • Author: Nora Chadwick Barry W. Cunliffe
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The Celts

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  1. Set aside for now.If I had exams coming up, or someone standing over me with chocolate each time I finished a chapter and a poke in the eye when I didnae, then I might have enough extraneous motivation to wade through this bog As it is, my interest is on the level of it would be quite nice to know a bit about the Celts, but not on the level of needing to have encyclopaedic knowledge of every detail of each of the different geographical areas where there is evidence of their existence At first I [...]


  2. Although this book is undoubtedly out of date, published in 1971, it s a fascinating survey of what was known and believed about the Celts at the time Some of the theories are less in vogue now with credit given to the spread of ideas than the spread of people for the changes in agriculture, art, etc , but descriptions of the archaeology, art and literature are solid and worth reading I found Chadwick s style very pleasant and easy to read this is serious and somewhat academic in depth, but not [...]


  3. Since the beginning of my interest in ancient history and culture I have been held by an inexplicable fascination with all things Celtic At least, what I perceived as Celtic from my admittedly untrained eye Nora Chadwick s volume The Celts has only served to further my interest in their long history, varied culture, and supernatural worldview as expressed through their art, literature, and religion.At the start of reading this volume I had only previously read T.W Rollerston s Celtic Myths and L [...]


  4. This was a really interesting read, as history books go Extremely detailed with the names of tribes, people, and places It was reminiscent of the million and one names you ll come across in the Illiad in only one paragraph Once I got over my anxiety of trying to remember all these names, then I was able to just focus on the larger picture and I found it fascinating It not only deals with the names and dates type of history, but includes culture, religion, and language discussions, too I always a [...]


  5. Talk about big things coming in small packages This is a short book, only 301 pages in my edition including notes , but one that has to be read and digested in small chunks The author wrote for a different era, one where she could take a certain level of education and understanding among her readers for granted She name drops like she s at a Hollywood party and keeps rolling, because she sees no reason why she should have to explain Bede s history She also isn t big on definitions There is, for [...]


  6. In my course Celtic History and Culture in Uppsala universety Sweden I ve read this book 1997 edition as a supplement to the course ground book Barry Cunliffes The Ancient Celts.In this great book and I ve read chapter 3 The origins of the Celtic kingdoms in Britain and Ireland , 4 The development of the Celtic kingdoms of the west , 5 Institutions and way of life , half of chapter 6 Religion and mythology and 8 Celtic art.This book is well written with a lot of facts mostly regarding the Insula [...]


  7. When I first read this in 1982, I was so fascinated, I was launched like a spiritual rocket ship down the path my life would take However, after 30 years of training and study, my thoughts are vastly different the subjective assumptions made throughout are inaccurate, however, the facts stand alone and are accurate The interpretations made by the Author are too colonialized to be of much benefit as the embargo on the truth is lifted.


  8. This book was a slog to get through, but it was satisfying in the end The author is certainly one of the most knowledgeable on the subject, but the book is a little outdated in places now More pictures and less exposition of some of the Celtic myths would have made the book enjoyable, but overall it is a good book, not too long, and gets across the important points of the Celtic culture, from is Neolithic European origins through to the first centuries of Christianity.


  9. This is still one of the best overviews of the Celts although getting a little dated although I must admit this is a review of the earlier edition Worth having regardless.







  10. There are sections of this book that are outdated now, but sections of it give very clear and relevant explanations for the key themes and dominant theories that still govern Celtic history.The early chapters do a wonderful job of reciting Celtic history, and tying that history to the broader history of northern and western Europe and the British Isles Personally, I was fascinated by the first chapter, which gave me a clearer picture with continuity of how the early proto Indo European speakers [...]


  11. Nora has produced a herculean work that outlines the ancient Celt civilization Altho tedious as can be with place area names, proper names of a myriad of writers, a myriad of characters, a myriad of dates, it also gives a cogent synopsis of the history of the period which enriched the rather dry facts I especially appreciated the sections of Irish and Welsh descriptions This book could well be used as a college text as long as there was a 101 class to give us laity a foundation for understanding [...]


  12. while studying Irish language, history and Celtic Civilisation at uni, I constantly came across references, quotes and arguments taken from this seminal book having been told it was out of print, I was delighted recently to find an original copy in good shape in a second hand bookstore an excellent overview for someone with no knowledge of the subject, and even for an enthusiast, there is plenty to keep you reading wholly recommended.


  13. An introduction to Celtic studies that focuses on a wide range of Celtic topics including religion both pre and post Christian , culture, art, and society It also does a fantastic job of explaining how Celtic isn t a homogenous entity, but rather many different cultures over a large area over a large period of time.


  14. Not an easy book to slog through There are grammatical mistakes and missing commas that make reading an already dense text even challenging I also find the lack of maps disappointing I definitely need to read a introductory text instead.


  15. A rather wordy review of the Celts, particularly those from the British Isles Great scholarship, but failed to bring the people alive to me.