Exploring the World of the Celts

Exploring the World of the Celts

  1. Simon James
  • ISBN 9780500279984
  • 24.40 x 18.80 cm
  • Paperback
  • 192pp
  • 300 Illustrations, 59 in colour
  • First published 2005
‘A masterpiece’ – Minerva
‘A first-rate, readable text densely strewn with imaginative illustrations’ – Antiquity
‘Excellent … brimming with factual information, clearly presented and very well illustrated’ – Books Ireland

The full story of the Celts from the seventh century BC to the Celtic renaissance in post-Roman times

Contents include:
•    Chapters on Celtic life, the Celts at war, their gods and shrines, and their magnificent arts and crafts
•    The latest discoveries, from the golden helmet at Agris in France to the Celtic body in the bog, Lindow Man, and the Snettisham Treasure
•    Extracts from the writings of Classical authors that bring the Celtic world to life
•    Specially drawn maps and explanatory diagrams of Celtic tombs, hillforts and constructional techniques
•    Gazetteer of sites and museums to visit

Simon James is Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Leicester. He is also the author of 'The Atlantic Celts' (1999).

In the same series:
Exploring the World of the Vikings