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The Archaeology of Celtic Britain and Ireland: c.AD 400 - 1200
The image of the Celt is one of the most emotive in the European past, evoking pictures of warriors, feasts, and gentle saints and scholars. This comprehensive and fully-illustrated book re-appraises the archaeology of the Celtic-speaking areas of Britain and Ireland from the late fourth to the twelfth century AD, a period in which the Celts were a leading cultural force i ...more
Paperback, 422 pages
Published June 29th 2006 by Cambridge University Press
(first published 1975)
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I only award a four because some of the assumptions the book is based on are now outdated. Laing was an expert in the field with his focus on material remains and this book is a testament to that. By covering 400 to 1200 in this book he was able to show the continuity of Celtic culture through the Middle Ages and its impact on what would become an Anglo-Norman culture. But that is for the scholar. For the layman there is the plethora of artifacts that he has pictures of. That, more than anything ...more