Myths and Legends of the Celts by James MacKillop
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Myths and Legends of the Celts
By James MacKillop

Myths and Legends of the Celts

By (author) See other recent books by James MacKillop
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $23.27
Your Price: $20.95 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $2.33! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.05 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 10-12 days



Myths and Legends of the Celts by James MacKillop

Book Description

"Myths and Legends of the Celts" is a fascinating and wide-ranging introduction to the mythology of the peoples, who inhabited the northwestern fringes of Europe from Britain and the Isle of Man to Gaul and Brittany. Drawing on recent historical and archaeological research, as well as literary and oral sources, the guide looks at the gods and goddesses of Celtic myth; at the nature of Celtic religion, with its rituals of sun and moon worship; and at the druids who served society as judges, diviners and philosophers. It also examines the many Celtic deities who were linked with animals and such natural phenomena as rivers and caves, or who later became associated with local Christian saints. And, it explores in detail the rich variety of Celtic myths: from early legends of King Arthur to the stories of the Welsh Mabinogi, and from tales of heroes including Cuchulainn, Fionn mac Cumhaill and the warrior queen Medb to tales of shadowy otherworlds the homes of spirits and fairies. What emerges is a wonderfully diverse and fertile tradition of myth making that has captured the imagination of countless generations, introduced and explained here with compelling insight.

Buy Myths and Legends of the Celts book by James MacKillop from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780141017945
ISBN-10: 0141017945
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 25mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author James MacKillop

Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Addiction Psychopharmacology by James MacKillop Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Addiction Psychopharmacology, Hardback (February 2013)

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Addiction Psychopharmacology is an authoritative collection of the most current research approaches to the study of drug addiction.

Irish Literature Reader by James MacKillop Irish Literature Reader, Paperback (August 2005)

Maureen ORourke Murphy and James MacKillop survey 13 centuries of Irish literature, including old Irish epic and lyric poetry, Irish folksongs and a selection of 19th-century prose and poetry. For each author there is a biographical sketch, discussion of how his or her selections relate to a larger body of work, and a selected bibliography.

Contemporary Irish Cinema by James MacKillop Contemporary Irish Cinema, Hardback (June 1999)

Movies from and about Ireland have attracted huge audiences, capturing top international prizes ("The Crying Game") and an Academy Award ("My Left Foot"). In this text, contributors take a variety of approaches to the treatment of films and film makers.

» View all books by James MacKillop

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Myths and Legends of the Celts book by James MacKillop and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - James MacKillop

Dr James MacKillop is an eminent scholar of Celtic history and culture, having been Visiting Fellow in Celtic Languages at Harvard University, Professor of English at the State University of New York, Visiting Professor at the Universite de Rennes and President of the American Conference for Irish Studies. His many publications include the Dictionary of Celtic Mythology (1998), Fionn mac Cumhaill (1986) and Irish Literature: A Reader (1987, 2005). He is based in Syracuse, New York. Dr James MacKillop is an eminent scholar of Celtic history and culture, having been Visiting Fellow in Celtic Languages at Harvard University, Professor of English at the State University of New York, Visiting Professor at the Universite de Rennes and President of the American Conference for Irish Studies. His many publications include the Dictionary of Celtic Mythology (1998), Fionn mac Cumhaill (1986) and Irish Literature: A Reader (1987, 2005). He is based in Syracuse, New York.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by James MacKillop close
Genetic Influences on Addiction by James MacKillop
Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Addiction Psychopharmacology by James MacKillop
Irish Literature Reader by James MacKillop
Contemporary Irish Cinema by James MacKillop
Contemporary Irish Cinema by James MacKillop
Fionn MacCumhaill by James MacKillop
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close