Dictionary of Celtic Religion and Culture
Boydell & Brewer, 1997 - 338 pagina's
This dictionary, with more than 1000 articles, provides a comprehensive survey of all important aspects of Celtic religion and culture, covering both the prehistoric continental Celts and the later, medieval culture that found written form long after the Celts had settled in the British Isles. Articles in the dictionary also cover the interaction between Celtic and Roman civilisations, and the seminal input of medieval Celtic legend into the Arthurian tradition. The continental and insular Celtic languages, both ancient and modern, are described, and there is a full account of the Celtic deities known to us from the inscriptions and iconography of the classical world. Celtic art and agriculture, the Ossian myth, the Irish Renaissance, and the history of Celtic studies are among other areas treated in depth.
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Preface to the English Edition vi
Overige edities - Alles weergeven
According Ages ancient appears archaeological Arthur attested authors basis battle beginning Book Book of Lecan born Britain British bronze Caesar called Celtic Celts classical comparative concerning Conn Cťtchathach Cķ Chulainn Cuailnge cult culture Cycle dating death denoting depictions derive druids early English ethnography evidence father figure finds frequently Gaelic Gaul Gaulish German goddess gods grave hand hero identified important influence inscriptions Ireland Irish island Italy king known land language later Latin Lebor legend linguistic literary literature magic manuscripts material meaning medieval Middle narrative North occurs oldest originally period played poem poet preserved princely records refer regarded region religion role Roman sagas settlement sources stone story Studies suggest tale tales tells term texts thought Title town tradition trans tribe Ulster Cycle Wales warriors Welsh