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While historians have tended to accord the Celts a place of minor significance in comparison to the Romans, The Celts firmly aligns the Celtic peoples as the primary European precedent to the Greco-Roman hegemony, restoring this culture to its true importance in the development of European civilization. An expert in Celtic studies, Markale regards myth as a branch of history, and explores mythological material to reveal the culture that gave rise to it. The alternative historical vision that emerges is both convincing and exciting. . One of the most comprehensive treatments of Celtic civilization ever written. . A cornerstone of Western civilization and the major source of its social, political, and literary values, Celtic civilization occupied the whole of Western Europe for more than a millennium. . Unlike the Middle Eastern forerunners of the Greco-Roman world, Celtic civilization is still alive today.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780892814138
ISBN-10: 0892814136
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 150mm x 23mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Inner Traditions Bear and Company
Publisher: Inner Traditions Bear and Company
Publish Date: 31-Mar-1993
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jean Markale

Poet, philosopher, historian, and storyteller, Jean Markale has spent a lifetime researching Celtic civilizations. He is the author of forty books on pre-Christian societies, including Merlin, Women of the Celts, and King of the Celts.

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