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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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5. Altars steeped in human blood

Barry Cunliffe.

in Druids

May 2010; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE); European History. 7235 words.

According to ‘Altars steeped in human blood’, the Posidonian tradition presents a coherent picture of the ritual and religious world of the Celts, where the Druids were wise philosophers,...

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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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The Celts: A Very Short Introduction

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...

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Druids: A Very Short Introduction

Barry Cunliffe.

May 2010; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE); European History. 160 pages.

The Druids: A Very Short Introduction sets out to answer the questions: Who were the Druids? What do we know about them? Do they still exist today? The Druids first came into...

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Enter the Druids: the first contacts

Barry Cunliffe.

in Druids

May 2010; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE); European History. 3659 words.

‘Enter the Druids: the first contacts’ observes that information about the Druids in the surviving Greek and Roman sources is tantalizing and fragmentary. The material is biased,...

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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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