The Celts

The Celts

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The Celtic period was one of tremendous expansion, the last phase of European material and intellectual development before the Mediterranean world spread northwards over the Continent and linked it to modern times. Nora Chadwick's classic survey traces the rise and spread of the Celts, from their arrival in the British Isles in about the eighth century BC to the gradual transformation of their culture, initially under the Romans and later the Saxons.We have in fact one short piece of prose which actually dates from the tenth century: the Computus Fragment preserved now in the Cambridge University Library. When these prose fragments were composed the authors were quite capable ofanbsp;...

Title:The Celts
Author:Barry Cunliffe, Nora Chadwick
Publisher:Penguin UK - 1997-07-31


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