The Celtic-Speaking Peoples from 1945 to the Present

Bernhard Maier

in The Celts

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print January 2003 | ISBN: 9780748616053
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748672219 | DOI:
The Celtic-Speaking Peoples from 1945 to the Present

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This chapter begins with a discussion of the definition of Celtic countries. It suggests that Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and Brittany may all be termed ‘Celtic’; this is due less to the overarching heritage of their shared cultural past than to the effectiveness of modern Celtic ideologies, which have rendered the adjective ‘Celtic’ so nebulous and enigmatic in the minds of many people that it may be filled with virtually any content. The discussion then turns to Celtic languages today and political developments.

Keywords: Ireland; Scotland; Wales; Brittany; Celts; Celtic language

Chapter.  1766 words. 

Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE)

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