The Celts possessed a self-contained and remarkable culture whose influence is by no means restricted to those parts of Europe traditionally regarded as 'Celtic'. A proud and independent nation developed from a number of smaller states; brilliant art and a unique way of life flourished, although the evidence of this, unfortunately, is often sketchy.
A noted Celtic scholar, Nora Chadwick spent much of her life researching this field. Here she describes the rise and spread of the Celts and their arrival in the British Isles in about the eighth century BC. Chapters on their literature and art, their institutions and religion, punctuate the historical narrative and provide an illuminating insight into the Celtic way of life.
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.
First published 1971, this is a 1972 reprint, internally in very good condition , previosu owners name to inside endpapers.
Someone 'converted' this from a paperback to a form of home made ' hardback' by attaching boards tro the front and back covers, and covering them with plastic contact. This was done relatively well, front endpapers are pasted to inside of the boards.