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In the eyes of the world Ireland is a Celtic country - the source of all Celtic wisdom and lore, untouched by the Roman Empire. Here the Celtic way of life and war was preserved for centuries.
But just how Celtic is Ireland? Do we know whether the Celts arrived at all? If so, when? What was their real impact on this western island at the edge of the known world? Helen Litton explores "Celtic Ireland." Illustrations (some published here for the first time) and quotations are used to clarify the differing strands of evidence-literary, historical and archaeological. From Julius Caesar writing on the Celts to evidence of beautiful Celtic art, ringforts, bog bodies, bronze sword hilts, strange wooden idols and the cult of the human head, the author deals with the known facts about the Celts and comes to grips with the arguments about the true extent of Celtic impact on Ireland.
The period covered is from the 8th century BC (Later Bronze Age) to the coming of Christianity to Ireland, in the 5th century AD-a period of more than one thousand years.
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Helen Litton is the author of three other popular illustrated histories The Irish Famine, The Irish Civil War, and Irish Rebellions 1798-1916. She is also a contributor to several books including Irish Hunger ed. Tom Hayden. Helen Litton took her Master of Arts degree in History at University College Dublin. She is a leading Irish researcher, editor and indexer and lives in Donnybrook, Dublin.
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Book Description Irish Amer Book Co, 1997. Soft cover. Condition: New. Book Description: Wolfhound Press, Dublin, 1997. Soft Cover. Book Condition: . First Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" TALL. pp138 includes index, plus pub.'s ads. Miniscule amount of rubbing to back corners, some fading to back cover; otherwise as new. '.explores Celtic Europe, Britain and Ireland - from the 8th century BC to the 5th century AD - with a particular focus on Ireland, the last bastion of the Celtic world.Told in a clear and informative style.is a concise introduction to a mysterious and often misinterpreted period of history.' Maps, drawings, photographs. Seller Inventory # 011909-05
Book Description Wolfhound Press, 1997. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11086327577X
Book Description Wolfhound Press, 1997. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M086327577X