Celtic Origins, the Western and the Eastern Celts


in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 154, 2007 Lectures

Published by British Academy

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780197264355
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734052 | DOI:

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Celtic Origins, the Western and the Eastern Celts

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This lecture presents the text of the speech about Celtic origins and the western and eastern Celts delivered by the author at the 2007 Sir John Rhys Memorial Lecture held at the British Academy. It suggests that the Celticity of the people of southern Britain cannot be denied solely on the basis of the non-attestation of the term Celtic, and also comments on the belief that Celtic is a fictitious term.

Keywords: Celtic origins; Celts; southern Britain; fictitious term; Sir John Rhys; British Academy

Chapter.  7187 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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