The Celts: A Very Short Introduction

Oxford University Press - Patrick, cu Chulainn, and Boudica. Oxford University Press. Along the way, he exposes the way in which society's needs have shaped our visions of the Celts, and examines such colorful characters as St. From the ancient romans to the present day, their real nature has been obscured by a tangled web of preconceived ideas and stereotypes.

Savage and bloodthirsty, or civilized and peaceable? The Celts have long been a subject of enormous fascination, speculation, and misunderstanding. Barry cunliffe seeks to reveal this fascinating people for the first time, migration, using an impressive range of evidence, and exploring subjects such as trade, and the evolution of Celtic traditions.





Druids: A Very Short Introduction

Oxford University Press - Sifting through the evidence, discussing the origins of the druids and the evidence for their beliefs and practices, why the nature of the druid caste changed quite dramatically over time, Cunliffe offers an expert's best guess as to what can be said and what can't be said about the Druids, and how successive generations have seen them in very different ways.

The druids have been known and discussed for at least 2400 years, first by Greek writers and later by the Romans, who came in contact with them in Gaul and Britain. But few figures flit so elusively through history, and the Druids remain enigmatic and puzzling to this day. According to these sources, taught the ancient wisdoms, they were a learned caste who officiated in religious ceremonies, and were revered as philosophers.

Druids: A Very Short Introduction - Oxford university Press USA. In this very short introduction, takes the reader on a fast-paced look at the ever-fascinating story of the Druids, one of the leading authorities on British archaeology, Barry Cunliffe, as seen in the context of the times and places in which they practiced.





The Anglo-Saxon Age: A Very Short Introduction

Oxford University Press - Oxford university Press USA. This book is a brief introduction to the political, social, religious, and cultural history of Anglo-Saxon England and it is the most comprehensive and authoritative short guide to the Anglo-Saxon age available. John blair's very short introduction to the Anglo-Saxon Age covers the emergence of the earliest English settlements to the Norman victory in 1066.

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Roman Britain: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions

Oxford University Press - About the series:the very short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, new ideas, perspective, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable. Its involvement with rome started long before the Conquest launched by the Emperor Claudius in 43 AD, and it continued to be a part of the Roman world for some time after the final break with Roman rule.

Oxford university Press USA. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Oxford university Press USA. Bringing together archaeological investigation and historical scholarship, Peter Salway explores some of the key issues arising from this period in Britain's history, discussing the question of identity at this time and analysing the importance of widespread literacy in Roman Britain.

Oxford university Press USA. He looks at issues of ethnicity, provides alternative theories to the end of the Roman period in Britain, "Britishness", and themes, and post-colonialism, territories, and draws parallels between the history of Roman Britain and a wide range of other periods, including the modern experience of empires and national stereotypes.

Covering the period from julius caesar's first forays into britain and Claudius's subsequent conquest, Salway outlines the key events of this time period, as well as Britain under the later Roman Empire, providing a focus on society in Roman Britain, and offering a thoughtful consideration of the aftermath of Roman rule.

Roman Britain: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions - In the new edition of this very Short Introduction, Peter Salway makes a number of essential updates in light of recent research in the area. For four centuries britain was an integral part of the Roman Empire, a political system stretching from Turkey to Portugal and from the Red Sea to the Tyne and beyond.





Medieval Britain: A Very Short Introduction

Oxford University Press - Oxford university Press USA. Out of the turbulence came stronger senses of identity in Scotland, Wales, and Ireland. Oxford university Press USA. Oxford university Press USA. Oxford university Press USA. Yet this was an age, too, of growing definition of Englishness and of a distinctive English cultural tradition.

A comprehensive and authoritative short guide, this very short Introduction to Medieval Britain covers the establishment of the Anglo-Norman monarchy in the early Middle Ages, through to England's failure to dominate the British Isles and France in the later Middle Ages.





Scotland: A Very Short Introduction

Oxford University Press - Houston examines a range of important subjects, how links with England and economic change have affected Scotland, how it was irrevocably altered by Reformation, including how an independent Scottish nation emerged in the Middle Ages, and how Scotland has in turn influenced the development of the modern world.

Oxford university Press USA. In this very short introduction, rab houston explores the key themes from more than 1, 000 years of Scotland's very real and very fascinating history. Oxford university Press USA. Oxford university Press USA. Oxford university Press USA. Scotland's past is too often seen through a film of myths and misconceptions.

. The book shows as well why scotland's history has made it distinct from England, and why it has today arrived at a political, both before and after Union, social and cultural watershed. Authoritative, lucid, people, this is scotland's story without myths: an ideal introduction for those interested in the Scots, and ranging widely over issues of environment, and identity, but also a balanced yet refreshing challenge to those who already feel at home in Scotland past and present.

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The Ancient Celts

Penguin Books - Oxford university Press USA. Guaranteed packaging. Tracing the emergence of chiefdoms and their migrations as far as Bosnia and the Czech Republic, he assesses the disparity between the traditional and contemporary information on the Celts and offers new insight into the true identity of this ancient people.

Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon. New. Oxford university Press USA. Mint Condition. In this erudite and profusely illustrated history, Barry Cunliffe explores the archaeological reality of these bold warriors and skilled craftsmen of barbarian Europe who inspired fear in the Greeks and Romans.

The Ancient Celts - Oxford university Press USA. Oxford university Press USA. No quibbles returns. For two and a half thousand years the celts have continued to fascinate those who have come into contact with them, yet their origins have remained a mystery and even today are the subject of heated debate among historians and archaeologists.

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The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction

Oxford University Press - Oxford university Press USA. The viking reputation is one of bloodthirsty seafaring warriors, repeatedly plundering the British Isles and the North Atlantic throughout the early Middle Ages. New. Here the viking story is brought up to the present, to their exploitation as a symbol of nationalism in the nineteenth century by Wagner, from the tales of adventure found in medieval Icelandic sagas, and later by Hitler and the Nazi party.

Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon. Oxford university Press USA. Oxford university Press USA. Oxford university Press USA. Mint Condition. Guaranteed packaging. Viking identity is explored through what we have learned about their towns, art, shipbuilding, and religious rituals. Oxford university Press USA.

The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction - The author also highlights their impact and influence on the history and people of Northern Europe. No quibbles returns. Oxford university Press USA. Yet vikings were also traders, settlers, and farmers, with a complex artistic and linguistic culture, whose expansion overseas led them to cross the Atlantic for the first time in European history.





The Ancient Celts

Oxford University Press - For two and a half thousand years they have continued to fascinate those who have come into contact with them, yet their origins have remained a mystery and even today are the subject of heated debate among historians and archaeologists. Barry cunliffe's classic study of the ancient Celtic world was first published in 1997.

From the picture that emerges, we are - crucially - able to distinguish between the original Celts, and those tribes which were "Celtized", giving us an invaluable insight into the true identity of this ancient people. They were the archetypal barbarians from the north and were feared by both Greeks and Romans.

The Ancient Celts - Tracing the emergence of chiefdoms and the fifth- to third-century migrations as far as Bosnia and the Czech Republic, he assesses the disparity between the traditional story and the most recent historical and archaeological evidence on the Celts. Other aspects of celtic identity such as the cultural diversity of the tribes, language and law, art, their social and religious systems, are also examined.

Oxford university Press USA. He investigates the texts of the classical writers and contrasts their view of the Celts with current archaeological findings. All these developments are part of this fully updated, and completely redesigned edition. Cunliffe explores the archaeological reality of these bold warriors and skilled craftsmen of barbarian Europe who inspired fear in both the Greeks and the Romans.

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The Middle Ages: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions

Oxford University Press - Mint Condition. Presenting an insight into the challenges of life in Europe between 500-1500 -- at all levels of society -- Rubin looks at kingship and family, agriculture and trade, groups and individuals. Oxford university Press USA. From the provinces of the Roman Empire, which became Barbarian kingdoms after c.

450-650, to the northern and eastern regions that became increasingly integrated into Europe, Rubin explores the emergence of a truly global system of communication, conquest, and trade by the end of the era. Oxford university Press USA. New. Oxford university Press USA. Oxford university Press USA. Oxford university Press USA.

The Middle Ages: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions - . No quibbles returns. Oxford university Press USA. Guaranteed packaging. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, new ideas, perspective, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable. Oxford University Press. Conveying the variety of european experiences, while providing a sense of the communication, and shared values of the pervasive Christian culture, cooperation, Rubin looks at the legacies they left behind.





The World of the Celts

Thames & Hudson - Thames Hudson. Over 300 illustrations, 59 in color Oxford university Press USA. Mint Condition. Warlike, flamboyant, courageous―the ancient Celts had a fearsome reputation. New. Guaranteed packaging. Oxford University Press. But celtic culture survived and achieved a glorious flowering in the post-Roman, early Christian era.

Oxford university Press USA. Today celtic influence can be found in arts and crafts, in legends, in place names, and even in languages. Oxford university Press USA. He covers the neglected subject of celtic life under roman rule, when a Celtic renaissance gave birth to heroic tales, and the continuing traditions in Ireland after AD 400, particularly in Gaul and Britain, masterpieces of enameled metalwork, and renowned illuminated manuscripts.

The World of the Celts - For five hundred years they dominated the lands north of the Alps, before being largely absorbed into the Roman Empire. In this generously illustrated introduction to the world of the Celts, their gods, wood, their wars, and their superb craftsmanship in metal, Simon James charts their way of life from farming to feasting, and stone.

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