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If you want to discover the captivating history of the Celts, then keep reading... Free History BONUS Inside! Today, the word Celtic means so many things. To most of us, it means something related to Ireland. We think of intricately designed Irish crosses, four-leaf clovers, and some of the more well-known stories of Celtic mythology. However, while Celtic culture has s If you want to discover the captivating history of the Celts, then keep reading... Free History BONUS Inside! Today, the word Celtic means so many things. To most of us, it means something related to Ireland. We think of intricately designed Irish crosses, four-leaf clovers, and some of the more well-known stories of Celtic mythology. However, while Celtic culture has stayed alive in Ireland, its roots run much deeper, and they extend much farther than the small island nation off the coast of modern-day Great Britain. The story of the Celts is one of a rapid rise to prominence followed by a slow decline due to the influence of the Romans. But even so, Celtic culture has remained strong in Europe and has been able to persist to this day. So, even though the Celts represent just a small part of today’s modern world, they are a massive part of its history, which means that studying the ancient Celts today is a great way to unlock some of the secrets buried in the depths of ancient history. In Celts: A Captivating Guide to Ancient Celtic History and Mythology, Including Their Battles Against the Roman Republic in the Gallic Wars, you will discover topics such as Who Were the Celts? The Celtic Migrations The Many Celtic Tribes of Europe The Celtiberians The Gallic Wars The Insular Celts Celtic Warriors Celtic Way of Life Celtic Religion Celtic Art And much, much more! So if you want to learn more about the Celts, scroll up and click the "add to cart" button!


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If you want to discover the captivating history of the Celts, then keep reading... Free History BONUS Inside! Today, the word Celtic means so many things. To most of us, it means something related to Ireland. We think of intricately designed Irish crosses, four-leaf clovers, and some of the more well-known stories of Celtic mythology. However, while Celtic culture has s If you want to discover the captivating history of the Celts, then keep reading... Free History BONUS Inside! Today, the word Celtic means so many things. To most of us, it means something related to Ireland. We think of intricately designed Irish crosses, four-leaf clovers, and some of the more well-known stories of Celtic mythology. However, while Celtic culture has stayed alive in Ireland, its roots run much deeper, and they extend much farther than the small island nation off the coast of modern-day Great Britain. The story of the Celts is one of a rapid rise to prominence followed by a slow decline due to the influence of the Romans. But even so, Celtic culture has remained strong in Europe and has been able to persist to this day. So, even though the Celts represent just a small part of today’s modern world, they are a massive part of its history, which means that studying the ancient Celts today is a great way to unlock some of the secrets buried in the depths of ancient history. In Celts: A Captivating Guide to Ancient Celtic History and Mythology, Including Their Battles Against the Roman Republic in the Gallic Wars, you will discover topics such as Who Were the Celts? The Celtic Migrations The Many Celtic Tribes of Europe The Celtiberians The Gallic Wars The Insular Celts Celtic Warriors Celtic Way of Life Celtic Religion Celtic Art And much, much more! So if you want to learn more about the Celts, scroll up and click the "add to cart" button!

30 review for Celts: A Captivating Guide to Ancient Celtic History and Mythology, Including Their Battles Against the Roman Republic in the Gallic Wars

  1. 5 out of 5

    Gideon Yutzy

    Not as captivating as the subtitle would like to think. Lots of speculation and a startlingly high number of sentences beginning with "Some evidence would suggest..." In fairness, there aren't many source texts and artifacts from the ancient Celtic period since the bulk of the tribes got Romanized and as a result much of the information we have on the tribes from the continent is suspect--i.e., skewed to make the Celts look stupid and the opponents, the Greeks and Romans, look civilized. The boo Not as captivating as the subtitle would like to think. Lots of speculation and a startlingly high number of sentences beginning with "Some evidence would suggest..." In fairness, there aren't many source texts and artifacts from the ancient Celtic period since the bulk of the tribes got Romanized and as a result much of the information we have on the tribes from the continent is suspect--i.e., skewed to make the Celts look stupid and the opponents, the Greeks and Romans, look civilized. The book would have probably been more interesting if they had expanded the focus a little and written about things they do have materials for, such as how the Celtics changed a populace when they got absorbed into another culture, or perhaps how they influenced, or contributed to, Christianity. But a decent overview overall. How interesting to think that if you are of European descent you almost certainly have Celtic blood. Most of us think of Ireland and the British Isles when we hear Celts, but the Island Celts (insular Celts as the book calls them) only comprise a small number of the whole. It's just that the Island Celts survived the longest; most of the continental Celts were absorbed into Greek and Roman cultures by around the time of Christ, whereas the Island Celts didn't start assimilating until the Normal conquests (I think so anyway--don't quote me on that--although, realistically, you probably weren't planning to anyway. Let's face it...).

  2. 4 out of 5

    Benjamin Thomas

    A short, but excellent read! Provides a good insight into the history of the Celtic peoples.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Diego Palomino

    Engaging and eye opening This is great book on a culture that most people don't know much about. I for one believed it dealt specifically with Irish culture but this book has opened my eyes as to how prevalent the Celts were not just in Britain but in the European continent as well. I enjoyed that it was a short book but contains a lot of great a d detailed information. I could not stop reading it. Engaging and eye opening This is great book on a culture that most people don't know much about. I for one believed it dealt specifically with Irish culture but this book has opened my eyes as to how prevalent the Celts were not just in Britain but in the European continent as well. I enjoyed that it was a short book but contains a lot of great a d detailed information. I could not stop reading it.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Wendy DeWachter

    This book was full of surprises I had to share with friends! If you are Christian there are many surprising facts in here that make a clearer picture of people and tribes mentioned in the Old Testament. I have seen some documentary shows about the Celtic people, I feel I learned more from this book. I would not have thought they were so advanced, especially in art. There are some nice photos of artistic pieces, and more to it than the swirling lovers knot designs we are so familiar with today. T This book was full of surprises I had to share with friends! If you are Christian there are many surprising facts in here that make a clearer picture of people and tribes mentioned in the Old Testament. I have seen some documentary shows about the Celtic people, I feel I learned more from this book. I would not have thought they were so advanced, especially in art. There are some nice photos of artistic pieces, and more to it than the swirling lovers knot designs we are so familiar with today. This, and other Captivating History books, are not very long but contain more information than I have found elsewhere. I will be forever grateful for discovering these books and have already read 5 and hope to one day read them all!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Igor

    It helped me while reading , Adrian Goldsworthy. It helped me while reading , Adrian Goldsworthy.

  6. 5 out of 5

    James Aspden

    History of the Celts This is probably the best guide to Celtic history that I have ever read. Each section is concise and informative.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Jerry Jares

    It really is unfortunate that the Celts were not interested in writing down their history.  From this text, we learn that the Celts were wide-ranging peoples who lived in an incredible number of countries:  (places now called) Spain, Portugal, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, Romania, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Serbia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Turkey, as well as England, Wales, Ireland, and Scotland.  That is some landmass -- to be documented over so much territory without a single word written by t It really is unfortunate that the Celts were not interested in writing down their history.  From this text, we learn that the Celts were wide-ranging peoples who lived in an incredible number of countries:  (places now called) Spain, Portugal, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, Romania, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Serbia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Turkey, as well as England, Wales, Ireland, and Scotland.  That is some landmass -- to be documented over so much territory without a single word written by the Celts themselves, is amazing. We learn that the weakness of the Celts is their lack of political unity or structure.  They were as likely to fight with each other as they were to band together to fight an enemy.  Their strength was their common language and culture.  Generally, the expansion of the Romans into Western Europe came at the expense of the Celts.  I did not know that the Gallic Wars were essentially Julius Caesar fighting the Celts of (what is now) France. 'Thank you' to the author for including such topics as Celtic daily life, their social structure, Celtic government, Celtic religion (they practiced polytheistic paganism), and  Celtic art.  Surprisingly, the Celts were an agricultural society that was deeply religious and used raiding as a way to further their way of life. One fascinating bit of info about the Celts and Stonehenge is that (through carbon dating), Stonehenge does not belong to the Celtic religion.  Stonehenge appeared about 1000 years before the Celts came to England.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Traci Parsons

    Very great book!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Micah Mccoin

    We Just Don’t Know This small ebook covers roughly 800 years of Celtic history, from the coalescing of warrior-centered groups in Central Europe to their absorption into Roman and Irish cultures. The book is pleasant and somewhat thoughtful, not a total hack job like some history books on the platform. However, it repeats the mantra every two pages that there just isn’t enough evidence to know for sure. Know what? you might ask. Well, anything. The book could have laid out that fact once in the be We Just Don’t Know This small ebook covers roughly 800 years of Celtic history, from the coalescing of warrior-centered groups in Central Europe to their absorption into Roman and Irish cultures. The book is pleasant and somewhat thoughtful, not a total hack job like some history books on the platform. However, it repeats the mantra every two pages that there just isn’t enough evidence to know for sure. Know what? you might ask. Well, anything. The book could have laid out that fact once in the beginning, rather than stopping the narrative to remind us after every assertion. Hopefully this wasn’t done to pad the book to get to 100 pages.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Connie Clapier

    Love history Many of us are probably from ancient Celtic backgrounds and it is interesting to know more about them. My DNA suggests that I may have come from one of these groups thru time.

  11. 5 out of 5

    AnnaG

    A clear guide to the history of Celtic people, straight-forwardly set-out and giving the right level of detail without being too academic or dull.

  12. 4 out of 5

    robert shook

    Very good Good summary of aspects of Celtic origin theories. Also presented goodnfacts onnhow widespread culture was and how advanced in certain ways

  13. 5 out of 5

    Alvin Muelling

    It was a good read. Pretty basic but good general information.

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