The Ancient Paths

The Ancient Paths

A new perspective on Europe’s Celtic past

[Recensie] In The Ancient Paths. Discovering the Lost Map of Celtic Europe Graham Robb unfolds a truly revolutionary theory concerning the pre-Roman Celtic civilizations in Western Europe. In his book, Robb claims to have found the key to the unraveling of an extensive and sophisticated Celtic road network that already operated long before the Romans set foot in Gaul.

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Koning Artur in meervoud. De mythe ontrafeld

Koning Artur in meervoud. De mythe ontrafeld

De oerversie van koning Artur

De beroemde koning Artur, heeft hij nu bestaan of niet? Wetenschappers zijn het er nog steeds niet over eens. Jozef Janssens denkt er het zijne over en beschrijft aan de hand van historische teksten de ontwikkeling van een Keltische krijger tot hoofse koning.

[Recensie] Hij is een van de bekendste literaire figuren: koning Artur met zijn ridders van de Ronde Tafel.

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St Samson of Dol and the Earliest History of Brittany, Cornwall and Wales

St Samson of Dol and the Earliest History of Brittany, Cornwall and Wales

The First Life of St Samson of Dol and its use as a historical source

[Recensie] Samson of Dol was an early medieval monk, abbot and later bishop who preached the Christian faith in the Celtic lands of what is now Wales, Cornwall and Brittany. He was probably born at the end of the fifth century and died in the middle of the sixth century.

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The Picts

The Picts

The history of a half-forgotten people

[Recensie] After more than a thousand years after their disappearance from the historical record, the Picts continue to capture the imagination of many people. In his book Benjamin Hudson gives a scholarly overview of what is hitherto known about this mysterious folk from northern Britain. He places the Picts in the wider European context of developing and definable European peoples from Roman times well into the Middle Ages.

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Art of the Islands

Art of the Islands

The art of the early medieval British Isles

[Recensie] The early middle ages were a period of great change for the inhabitants of Britain and the islands surrounding it. First there was the departure of the Roman army, and then came the invading Irish in the west and Saxons in the east which brought not only political upheaval,

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Blood of the Celts

Blood of the Celts

Tracing the Celts through linguistics and genetics

[Recensie] The ancient Celts continue to trigger the imagination of people today, archaeologists and historians included. Now, with the help of ever more sophisticated research techniques the historical story of the Celts is being told time and again. Earlier I wrote about the use of modern forensic sciences to examine bog bodies from the Iron Age,

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In Search of the Irish Dreamtime

In Search of the Irish Dreamtime

Investigating the historicity of ancient Irish tales

[Recensie] In a way In Search of the Irish Dreamtime can be seen as a companion to The Origins of the Irish (2013) by the same author. In Origins the native Irish account of their own origins as a series of invasions is briefly dealt with.

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Celtic Art

Celtic Art

An illustrated history of Celtic art

[Recensie] More than 2000 years after their famous defeat by Caesar in Gaul and their submission to Rome, the Celts nowadays still inspire and intrigue. Their art plays a considerable part in the ongoing appreciation of this ancient people. In this book the mysterious and attractive designs of Celtic art objects are meticulously scrutinized by the well-known Celtic scholar Venceslas Kruta,

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Koning Arthur in meervoud

Koning Arthur in meervoud

De oorsprong van Game of Thrones

Odin, de Walkuren, Arthur en Merlijn, het zijn figuren uit de noordse en Keltische mythologie waar we nog maar weinig mee van doen denken te hebben. Ze zijn echter nooit weg geweest uit de Europese cultuur, zelfs vandaag niet, waar we hen terugvinden bij Tolkien en in Game of Thrones.

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Blood of the Celts Hereditas Nexus

Blood of the Celts Hereditas Nexus

Tracing the Celts through linguistics and genetics

[Recensie] The ancient Celts continue to trigger the imagination of people today, archaeologists and historians included. Now, with the help of ever more sophisticated research techniques the historical story of the Celts is being told time and again. Earlier I wrote about the use of modern forensic sciences to examine bog bodies from the Iron Age,

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