Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Celts: First Masters of Europe” as Want to Read:
The Celts: First Masters of Europe
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Celts: First Masters of Europe (Abrams Discoveries)

3.71  ·  Rating Details ·  45 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Lovers of gold, wine and war, the Celts have no voice because they have left no written records. Much of what we know of them comes from their enemies the Romans, who finally crushed them, and from the weapons and ornaments they buried with their dead. From these traces we can now resurrect a sophisticated people who dominated Europe for 500 years. These highly cultured "b ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published October 1993 by Thames & Hudson (first published 1987)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Celts, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Celts

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
DNF. This book reads more like a catalog of archaeological finds, with rapidly glossed-over history and an appendix of historical sources. I would prefer a work that integrates all of these aspects more cleanly and with a more enjoyable narrative style. I'm also primarily interested in the religious life of the Celts in pre-Christian Ireland, so the focus on migration through Europe, trade, and warfare was less interesting to me.
Andre Miranda
Apr 06, 2008 Andre Miranda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Presente encomendado à prima que mora na Inglaterra, este livro me surpreendeu pela fartura de fotos e esquemas mostrando como era a vida e a organização social dos celtas, além de tratar com muitos detalhes de todos os aspectos culturais e religiosos desses misterioso povo.

Para quem gosta de história, e particularmente da Europa antiga, é muito bom.

Como detalhe, vale ressaltar que é inteiramente publicado em papel couche, com um acabamento de capa de revista, chique mesmo.
Sam Fenn
Fascinating subject and Elure's work on it provides a good overview, but occasionally it just becomes fact-listing and there was never really a good enough narrative along with the facts to make it stand out. However, interesting and enjoyable to read.
Michael Hinsley
Oct 10, 2009 Michael Hinsley rated it really liked it
Just superb. Layout and writing. Much clearer on a second read. Riveting subject. Remember Vix.
Helen Hills
Helen Hills rated it really liked it
Feb 08, 2009
Larry Bell
Larry Bell rated it it was ok
Jan 21, 2017
Yentl rated it liked it
Jul 17, 2013
Savannah rated it really liked it
Jun 14, 2017
Matic Sket
Matic Sket rated it it was ok
Oct 20, 2015
Jyv rated it liked it
Apr 30, 2007
Emma Shore
Emma Shore rated it really liked it
Jul 22, 2015
St-Loup rated it liked it
Feb 21, 2015
Linda Ethier
Linda Ethier rated it really liked it
Aug 14, 2012
Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
Mar 12, 2015
Tzintli rated it really liked it
Oct 07, 2013
A Stephen
A Stephen rated it it was amazing
Mar 13, 2017
Leila rated it it was amazing
Aug 02, 2015
Ta Vandercook
Ta Vandercook rated it liked it
Dec 17, 2015
Bluedaizy rated it liked it
May 29, 2008
Bloody rated it liked it
Jan 17, 2012
Amanda Banks
Amanda Banks rated it liked it
Jun 28, 2011
Jaclyn Baros
Jaclyn Baros rated it really liked it
May 10, 2017
Aatha rated it liked it
Nov 22, 2012
Jordi Torán
Jordi Torán rated it liked it
Sep 06, 2016
Sarah rated it it was amazing
May 13, 2014
Jeremy Poole
Jeremy Poole rated it really liked it
Mar 04, 2013
Ian Racey
Ian Racey rated it liked it
Feb 18, 2010
Matt Gilliland
Matt Gilliland rated it really liked it
May 17, 2013
Suw rated it really liked it
Dec 18, 2011
Connie Schneider
Connie Schneider rated it really liked it
Sep 28, 2015
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Other Books in the Series

Abrams Discoveries (1 - 10 of 97 books)
  • Mummies: A Voyage Through Eternity (Discoveries)
  • The Search for Ancient Egypt (Discoveries)
  • The Search for Ancient Greece (Discoveries (Harry Abrams))
  • Discoveries: Search for Ancient Rome
  • The Incas: People of the Sun
  • The Aztecs: Rise and Fall of an Empire (Abrams Discoveries)
  • Pompeii: The Day a City Died
  • Discoveries: Birth of the Motion Picture
  • Matisse: the wonder of color
  • Monet: The Ultimate Impressionist

Share This Book