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FREE READER Ð DOC The World of the Celts ✓ 9780500050675 Õ The whole raceis madly fond of war high spirited and uick to battleand on whatever pretext you stir them up you will have them ready to face danger even if they have nothing on their own side but their own strength and courage Strabo first century BC Culture survived and achieved a glorious flowering in the post Roman early Christian era Today Celtic influence can be found everywhere in arts and crafts in legends in placenames and even in the languages we speak In this new introduction to the world of the Celts Simon James looks at all aspects of their history Individual sections chart their rise their way of life from farming to feasting their wars their gods and their superb craftsmanship Also highlighted are the hitherto negl This is a review I originally wrote for Epinions However Epinions no longer accepts reviews so I am sharing this with the goodreads community Everyone knows about the Greeks and the Romans However one group from classical times that often gets lost due to their lack of writing were the Celts Before the Roman Empire was an empire the Celts occupied much of what is now France England Ireland even Spain and Germany They gave us rich mythology faeries elves earth religions and art and were well practiced in agriculture and warfare In Boston we even have a basketball team named after them The Boston CelticsHowever before reading this book by Simon James I really didn't know much aboutThe World of the CeltsThe book as its title suggests was a good primer on the Celts who they were what they did and how they livedThe book is divided up into 11 Chapters each giving some information about a particular aspect of the Celts and Celtic lifeChapter 1 is Who Were the Celts and gives an overview of what historians consider to be the CeltsChapter 2 follows up with The Earliest Celts tracing the origin of the Celts Chapter 3 is the Celtic Lands showing when and how far the Celts spread with a good amount of maps to illustrateChapter 4 is The Patterns of Life and it gives an idea of how the Celts lived They relied a lot on agriculture and farming and were also very accomplished in artsChapter 5 is the Celts at War It doesn't seem like you can read about any civilization without reading about war I did not know that many Celtic warriors went into battle naked and often painted themselves blueChapter 6 is about their Gods and the afterlife Much of what we know about the Celts is through their burial grounds Chapter 7 focuses on La Tene Art and technology which was a way of coating armor with a high gloss resin and decorating itChapter 8 The Celts and the Classical World shows when the Celts lived in relation to the history that you may already know such as Juleus Ceaser Chapter 9 focuses on The Celts of Ireland the Celts that most people know of Chapter 10 follows the Celtic Renaissance and Chapter 11 follows up with To Modern TimesBook DetailsThis book is a softcover book with 181 pages Simon James wrote it in 1995 It is full of full color photographs illustrations and maps There are many call out boxes that detail interesting facts The book also contains many uotations from Roman writers without whom we would know little about the Celts Sometimes the reading could get a bit too dry but overall it was an interesting read The book is 7 by 9 12 inches and features a blue cover with one photograph of a simple horned helmet Unlike the Vikings Celtic helmets were sometimes adorned with horns It also has a detailed table of contents glossary and indexPurchase InformationI purchased this title from com as a used book The retail price for this softcover title was 2499 but I bought it for only ninety cents plus 399 shipping I am a bargain hunter and I love books Since the pages were thick and glossy and full of photographs and information I found it to be uite a bargain Although it was less than 200 pages the book was chock full of informationSummaryuite a nice book especially if you find a good used copy on I put this on my bookcase alongside my Encycopedia of Celtic Mythology and Celtic Myths and Legends It was an easy read and very informative I gave it four stars

BOOK ¶ The World of the Celts Ç Simon James

The whole raceis madly fond of war high spirited and uick to battleand on whatever pretext you stir them up you will have them ready to face danger even if they have nothing on their own side but their own strength and courage Strabo first century BC Warlike flamboyant courageous the ancient Celts had a fearsome reputation even among the bellicose Romans For 500 years they dominated the barbarian lands north of the Alps before being largely absorbed into the Roman Empire But Celtic The information is uick hit so if you're looking for in depth history of the Celts look elsewhere If you're looking for a uick read hitting all the high points of Celtic history with great pictures and illustrations then this is the book for you

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The World of the CeltsEcted subject of Celtic life under Roman rule and persistent traditions that led to the Celtic renaissance in Ireland after AD 400 Original features include the latest discoveries; extracts from classical authors; illustrated retellings of the most famous myths and legends; tables of comparative information; diagrams maps and site plans The Celts once held sway over much of Europe from Caledonia to Asia Minor Here is the whole story of this immensely inventive and influential people As a person who writes history for a living I am loving Simon James' book He captures the right balance between detail and story telling The photos and drawings are illustrative so than the usual pictures that inhabit the tomes of history For anyone who is looking for a readable overview of Celtic culture and history this is a great book