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All things to all men

in The Celts

June 2003; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE); European History. 2147 words.

‘All things to all men’ considers the many different conceptions of Celticness: from New Age body decoration to concerns for the survival of regional identity, from half-baked attempts at...

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The archaeology of religious practice at the time of the Druids

Barry Cunliffe.

in Druids

May 2010; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE); European History. 5115 words.

‘The archaeology of religious practice at the time of the Druids’ considers a range of archaeological data relevant to the intellectual life and belief systems of the inhabitants of Gaul...

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Britons and Romans

Barry Cunliffe.

in The Celts

June 2003; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE); European History. 2444 words.

According to ‘Britons and Romans’, Classical authors perceived the inhabitants of Britain and Ireland as differing significantly from those of Gaul. To Caesar, while the Britons and the...

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Canines

Overview page. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE) — History of the Americas.

The dog (Canis familiaris), a descendant of the wolf (genus Canis), was the only common domesticated animal in pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica. Dogs may have come to the Americas with the first ...

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The Celts

Barry Cunliffe.

June 2003; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE); European History. 176 pages.

The Celts: A Very Short Introduction seeks to reveal the true nature of the Celts. Were they savage and bloodthirsty, or civilized and peaceable? The Celts have long been a subject of...

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The European theatre

Barry Cunliffe.

in Druids

May 2010; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE); European History. 4699 words.

There has been a tendency to regard druidism as a largely western European phenomenon of the late Iron Age, partly because La Tène material culture is found in all the areas in which the...

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Every night a fest noz: the new Celtomania

in The Celts

June 2003; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE); European History. 1906 words.

Brittany, more than any other Celtic-speaking country, rejoices in its past. Fest nozou and fêtes folkloriques always involve traditional Breton music and group dancing. Traditional village...

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Gauls and Romans

in The Celts

June 2003; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE); European History. 2797 words.

‘Gauls and Romans’ observes that, by the time of Caesar's involvement in Gaul, the Romanizing process in the south was already sixty years old and lucrative trading networks existed. When...

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Interlude: the story so far

in The Celts

June 2003; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE); European History. 2122 words.

‘Interlude: the story so far’ reviews the case for a distinctively Celtic entity. Although a strong thread of cultural persistence runs through west European prehistory, reducing it all to...

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A little more prehistory: the elites of middle Europe

in The Celts

June 2003; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE); European History. 2482 words.

‘A little more prehistory’ considers the background of eastern France and southern Germany — another area of Europe that can claim to be the homeland of the Celts. Here the great rivers of...

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