"I have several reasons for re-publishing this book at this time. The most pressing of these is that a "trendy" Britain, which now prides itself on becoming a "multicultural" society, is in danger of losing the sense of history, tradition, and "belonging" which maintains national cohesion and without which the values and customs in which we rightly used to take pride are being eroded to the verge of extinction. It is time we woke up to the fact that a "multicultural" society is no society at all. A nation whose people is ignorant of its cultural roots is no longer a nation in any significant sense, and is ripe for colonisation by alien ideologies and their attendant politicial, legal, and religious systems.
The process of severing the majority of the native people of Britain from their racial and cultural roots has been going on for nearly two millennia. When the Romans imposed their hegemony on most of what is now Great Britain, the great majority of the native people were of Celtic extraction and spoke a language that has now become Welsh. Ireland was inhabited by related, but different, Celtic stock who spoke a language that has now become Gaelic. Scottish Gaelic is only little different from Irish Gaelic, because it was introduced into Western Scotland by successful Irish invaders in the sixth and seventh centuries AD." (Quote from ardue.org.uk)
Table of Contents:
Publisher's Preface; Preface; The Celts In Ancient History; The Religion Of The Celts; The Irish Invasion Myths; The Early Milesian Kings; Tales Of The Ultonian Cycle; Tales Of The Ossianic Cycle; The Voyage Of Maldun; Myths And Tales Of The Cymry
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The Past may be forgotten, but it never dies. The elements which in the most remote times have entered into a nation's composition endure through all its history, and help to mould that history, and to stamp the character and genius of the people.
The examination, therefore, of these elements, and the recognition, as far as possible, of the part they have actually contributed to the warp and weft of a nation's life, must be a matter of no small interest and importance to those who realise that the present is the child of the past, and the future of the present; who will not regard themselves, their kinsfolk, and their fellow-citizens as mere transitory phantoms, hurrying from darkness into darkness, but who know that, in them, a vast historic stream of national life is passing from its distant and mysterious origin towards a future which is largely conditioned by all the past wanderings of that human stream, but which is also, in no small degree, what they, by their courage, their patriotism, their knowledge, and their understanding, choose to make it.
The part played by the Celtic race as a formative influence in the history, the literature, and the art of the people inhabiting the British Islands—a people which from that centre has spread its dominions over so vast an area of the earth's surface—has been unduly obscured in popular thought. For this the current use of the term “Anglo-Saxon” applied to the British people as a designation of race is largely responsible. Historically the term is quite misleading. There is nothing to justify this singling out of two Low-German tribes when we wish to indicate the race-character of the British people. The use of it leads to such absurdities as that which the writer noticed not long ago, when the proposed elevation by the Pope of an Irish bishop to a cardinalate was described in an English newspaper as being prompted by the desire of the head of the Catholic Church to pay a compliment to “the Anglo-Saxon race.”
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Book Description Constable, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0094662606
Book Description Constable, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 94662606
Book Description Constable, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-004-60-1157001