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Les Celtes : Peuples et cultures (Ancient Civilisations: life, myth and art #7)

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The Celts once populated an area rivaling the Roman empire at its peak, yet our knowledge of them is limited to secondhand accounts, a few written records, and beautiful artifacts scattered from Turkey to Ireland. Somehow these people still capture our imagination and challenge us to fathom their mysteries. Juliette Wood has accepted the challenge, offering panoramic photo ...more
Published 1999 by Gründ (first published 1997)
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Aug 20, 2015 Paula rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. It's illustrations and photography are wonderful. The reproductions of the Celtic manuscript art are great--large and also broken down into segments that are just lovely to look at. The photos of jewelry and metal objects are not bad either! But the photo on pages 126-127 of Dun Aengus, Ireland, is probably the most breathtaking photo in the book. And there's just enough copy to explain photos and illustrations, too. All in all, a very readable book.
Very nice book that gives detailed and interesting information about celtic culture, more precisely its symbols and recurrent themes, and combine that study with a lot of beautiful photographies (stunning locations, ancient artefacts...) and drawings.
The chapters begin with a general historical presentation of the Celts and then address the religious representations, the importance of the natural world, the beliefs and legends, and the cult of heroes.
The book mostly focuses on antiquity (and o
Wendy Mills
Fascinating and informative read that gives you the history of the Celts, their social structure, religious beliefs, and their skill has warriors. Their are wonderful illustrations and photography throughout that shows readers how masterful the Celts were not only at being warriors, but as artists and scholars as well.
Erin H
Jan 29, 2015 Erin H rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history
This was a great book on the Celtic peoples. It covered many things from religion to art and I especially loved the pictures that were used. It definitely made me want to read more about the celts and I want to go visit some of the places mentioned!
Jul 28, 2014 Edrele rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who is new to Celtic art and myths
A nice quick overview of the Celts and their culture leaves you wanting to learn more. The large format of the book also allows room for richly colored, full-page pictures to illustrate some of the points made by the author.
Oct 20, 2014 Ellie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this book! Filled with wonderful pictures and explanations, historical information. This book is on my resource shelf.
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