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The Historical Atlas of the Celtic World

John Haywood


In a series of stunning full-colour maps, covering 3,000 years and spanning the whole of Europe, The Historical Atlas of the Celtic World charts the dramatic history of the Celts from their Bronze Age origins to the present-day diaspora


No other book presents the story of the Celts so graphically and accessibly. Ranging over archaeology and military, cultural, literary and political history, this is a superb volume and an ideal introduction to one of Europe’s most inventive and influential people.

Taking into account academic controversies over the historical identity of the Celts and the latest research, the atlas examines the Continental Celts, the Atlantic Celts (Britain and Ireland) and the Celtic identity in the modern world.

Each map is accompanied by an authoritative text and supporting illustrations and the book explores all aspects of the Celtic identity – from their languages to Druids, sanctuaries, temples, hillforts and brooches. It considers Celtic origins in the Bronze Age and their remarkable migrations across Europe in the Iron Age right through to the spread of Celts to all corners of the globe, from North America to Patagonia, South Africa and Australia, and the Celtic Revival.

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'A brilliantly balanced and entirely up-to-date picture of the Celts through time … an incomparable source, an essential companion for everyone setting out to discover the Celts'
Professor Barry Cunliffe

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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Size: 28.0 x 21.5 cm

Extent: 144 pp

Illustrations: 214

Publication date: 28 September 2009

ISBN: 9780500288313

Contents List

The Continental Celts • The Atlantic Celts • The Modern Celts •

About the Author

Dr John Haywood is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society of Great Britain. A highly experienced cartographic editor and author, his many publications include The Great Migrations, The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Civilizations and The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings.

List of Contributors

Barry Cunliffe

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