The Celtic World

Author: Miranda Green
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113563243X
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The Celtic World is a detailed and comprehensive study of the Celts from the first evidence of them in the archaeological and historical record to the early post-Roman period. The strength of this volume lies in its breadth - it looks at archaeology, language, literature, towns, warfare, rural life, art, religion and myth, trade and industry, political organisations, society and technology. The Celtic World draws together material from all over pagan Celtic Europe and includes contributions from British, European and American scholars. Much of the material is new research which is previously unpublished. The book addresses some important issues - Who were the ancient Celts? Can we speak of them as the first Europeans? In what form does the Celtic identity exist today and how does this relate to the ancient Celts? For anyone interested in the Celts, and for students and academics alike, The Celtic World will be a valuable resource and a fascinating read.

English Romanticism and the Celtic World

Author: Gerard Carruthers
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139435949
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English Romanticism and the Celtic World explores the way in which British Romantic writers responded to the national and cultural identities of the 'four nations' England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The essays collected here, by specialists in the field, interrogate the cultural centres as well as the peripheries of Romanticism, and the interactions between these. They underline 'Celticism' as an emergent strand of cultural ethnicity during the eighteenth century, examining the constructions of Celticness and Britishness in the Romantic period, including the ways in which the 'Celtic' countries viewed themselves in the light of Romanticism. Other topics include the development of Welsh antiquarianism, the Ossian controversy, Irish nationalism, Celtic landscapes, Romantic form and Orientalism. The collection covers writing by Blake, Wordsworth, Scott, Byron and Shelley, and will be of interest to scholars of Romanticism and Celtic studies.

Saints Cults in the Celtic World

Author: John Reuben Davies
Publisher: Boydell Press
ISBN: 1843838451
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Saints' cults flourished in the medieval world, and the phenomenon is examined here in a series of studies.

The Shaping of the Celtic World

Author: Patrick Lavin
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462060889
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The Shaping of the Celtic World traces the rise and decline of the great Celtic peoples. Ranging from prehistoric to modern times, it undertakes an examination of Celtic civilization, revealing a proud and independent society with its unique history, mythology, pantheon of gods, literature, and artistry. The romance of Celtic mythology is unsurpassed. It introduces us to many intriguing legends, of which the battles between the gods and giants are most alluring. Emerging in the 6th century BC, the Celts conquered and settled the greater part of Europe, laying the foundation for western civilization. Their contribution in shaping the modern world cannot be underestimated. As Europe languished in the barbarism of the Dark Ages, the great heritage of Western Europe was endangered of being entirely lost but for the Celtic monks of Ireland and Britain who scribed and illuminated Europe’s treasury of literature. The book is written for the millions who proudly identify with their Celtic roots—known today by their ethnic identities as Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Mann, Breton, and Cornish. This concise yet user-friendly guide to ancient European history will be enjoyed by a variety of readers including students, travelers, history enthusiasts, and those interested in their Celtic origins.

Anam Cara

Author: John O'Donohue
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446437167
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When St Patrick came to Ireland in the 5th century AD, he encountered the Celtic people and a flourishing spiritual tradition that had already existed for thousands of years. He also discovered that where the Christians worshipped one God, the Celts had many and found divinity all around them: in the rivers, hills, sea and sky. The ancient Celtic reverence for the spirit in all things survives today - a vibrant legacy of mystical wisdom that is unique in the Western world. Now, in this exquisite book, Irish poet and schollar John O'Donohue shares with us the secrets of this ancient world. Using authentic Irish prayers and blessings, he reveals the treasures that lie hidden within your own soul and the 'secret divinity' in your relationships. As he traces the cycles of life and nature, he draws from the holy waters of Ireland's spiritual heritage to lead you to a place where your heart can be healed and nourished. It is a place wher you will disocer your own anam cara, your true 'soul friend'.

Christianities in the Early Modern Celtic World

Author: T. O' Hannrachain
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137306351
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Ranging from devotional poetry to confessional history, across the span of competing religious traditions, this volume addresses the lived faith of diverse communities during the turmoil of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Together, they provide a textured understanding of the complexities in religious belief, practice and organization.

The Celtic world

Author: Barry W. Cunliffe
Publisher: Outlet
ISBN: 9780517615331
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Probes the mysteries of the Celts, examining their legendary savagery in battle and the contributions of the artisans and traders who established the first cities in barbarian Europe

Historical Atlas of the Celtic World

Author: Angus Konstam
ISBN: 9781904668015
Format: PDF, ePub
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The remarkable Celtic culture once encompassed most of western Europe; even after centuries of invasion and conquest it flourished in remote corners of the continent. This book is a beautifully illustrated survey of Celtic society, its history and belief, from its origins to the present day. Historical Atlas of the Celtic World traces the development of Celtic religion and mythology, and describes the flowering of their unique metalwork, sculpture, and illumination. The book draws on this superb legacy and interweaves it with a scholarly examination of Celtic culture, landscape, and history, ending in the Celtic revival of the past century. Millions claim a Celtic ancestry and are fascinated by the unique culture of their predecessors. This exquisitely illustrated book provides an expertly crafted view into the Celtic past, while emphasising the relevance of Celtic culture and identity today.

Celtic Mythology

Author: Arthur Cotterell
Publisher: Anness Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781859679548
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Fairy tale mythologies of the Celtic world are brought to life in this exciting new comprehensive volume. Over 200 images, including fine art paintings, illustrate ancient stories, making Celtic Mythology the most evocative and detailed guide to the intriguing myths and legends of the Celtic world. Arthur Cotterell, a world-renowned authority on and scholar of mythology, re-tells ancient Celtic myths in a way that accentuates both their spell-binding quality and fascinating statuses as glimpses into an archaic culture.