By Peter Berresford Ellis

ISBN-10: 1841197904

ISBN-13: 9781841197906

For hundreds of years, the Celts held sway in Europe. Even after their conquest by way of the Romans, their tradition remained full of life, making sure that a lot of it continued to feed an unending fascination with Celtic heritage and myths, art and treasures. A most effective authority at the Celtic peoples and their tradition, Peter Berresford Ellis provides an invigoration assessment in their global. along with his reward for making the scholarly available, he discusses the Celts' mysterious origins and early historical past and investigates their wealthy and intricate society. His use of lately exposed reveals brings interesting insights into Celtic kings and chieftains, structure and humanities, medication and religions, myths and legends, making this crucial analyzing for any look for Europe's old prior.

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