The Archaeology of Celtic Britain and Ireland
c. AD 400 - 1200
By (author) Lloyd Laing
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Archaeology of Celtic Britain and Ireland by Lloyd Laing
Book DescriptionThe 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, first published in 2006, 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 in northern Europe. Drawing on recent scientific advances, the book provides a new perspective on the economy, settlement, material culture, art and technological achievements of the early medieval Celts and re-examines their interaction with the Romans and Vikings. Including a full survey of artefacts and archaeological sites, from memorial stones to monasteries, this is essential reading for any student or scholar with an interest in Celtic archaeology, history or culture.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521547406
(246mm x 189mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 29-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Lloyd Laing
Medieval Britain, Paperback (January 1999)
A reconstruction of an intricate tableau of life in the medieval world, using existing evidence of art and architecture to explore all spheres of life, from the dizzy heights of courtly love to the fields of the humble serf. It includes major sections on the art and tradition of the church.
Art of the Celts, Paperback (April 1992)» View all books by Lloyd Laing
A journey along the historical spectrum of Celtic art, from the rich treasures found throughout Iron Age Europe, through the flowering of metalwork, sculpture and manuscript illumination, to the revivals attempted today.
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