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The Celts: First Masters of Europe (Abrams Discoveries)

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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)
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Brittney
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.
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