Author: John King
Kingdoms of the Celts - A History and Guide
Size: 94 MB
With their vigorous and distinctive culture -- rich in music, art, and language -- the Celts have captured the imagination of people throughout the world. But who exactly are they, where were their earliest kingdoms, and how did their religious and social practices develop? This "guidebook" to Celtic history traces in fascinating detail their origins in Europe (including the name "Celt" itself); historical descriptions of their appearance and behavior; their social structure; and their migration from La Tene, Switzerland, to the British Isles. Portraits of warrior kings and queens, the legendary, chivalric King Arthur, and the Welsh and Breton royal dynasties vividly capture their personalities and the worlds in which they lived. Throughout, photos and illustrations display artifacts, artwork, and maps, as well as Celtic poetry and lively excerpts from historical accounts.