Who formed the first modern nation? Who created the first literate society? Who invented our modern ideas of democracy and free market capitalism? Historian and author Arthur Herman demonstrates, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Scotland earned the respect of the rest of the world for its crucial contributions to science, philosophy, literature, education, medicine, commerce, and politics.
The Celtic World is a detailed and comprehensive study of Celtic life that begins with the first evidence of Celtic culture found in the archaeological and historical record through to the early post-Roman period.
A selection of hundreds of objects have been brought together in this book to examine the perception of the Celts through their art, from ancient times to modern day. Pieces from collections of the British Museum, The National Museums of Scotland, and other institutions are included.
This book offers an in-depth look at the interlacing patterns and arrays found in early medieval Celtic and Anglo-Saxon art.
by Venceslas Kruta; Keith and Angela Bradford (Other)
Publication Date: 2015
Celtic art offers a sequence of 250 masterpieces ranging from the fifth century BC to the eighth century AD. The great variety and range of Celtic artistic production is represented: stone sculptures, terracotta vases and iron swords to amber necklaces, golden torques, bronze fibulas and illuminated manuscripts. This volume spans the entire Celtic world - from Ireland to France, Italy to Hungary, the Czech Republic to Germany and Austria.
In this history of Ireland, Neil Hegarty presents a fresh perspective on Ireland's past. The Story of Ireland is an account of a nation that has long been shaped by forces beyond its coasts. The Story of Ireland re-examines Irish history, challenging the accepted stories and long-held myths associated with Ireland. From the publisher.
The "contraries" of this collection of essays are the dynamics of Irish versys European, Realism versus Romanticism, and Gaelicism versus Classicism found in the works of W.B. Yeats, Jack B. Yeats, Synge, O'Casey, and contemporary Irish writers.
In this book you will find in depth descriptions of the Celtic languages from historical, structural and sociolinguistic perspectives. You will find individual chapters on Irish, Scottish, Gaelic, Manx, Welsh, Breton and Cornish.
Celtic Myth in the 21st Century - The Gods and Their Stories in a Global Perspective
by Emily Lyle
Publication Date: 2018
Celtic Myth in the 21st Century offers a wide range of innovative research on the wonders of Celtic history, including the possible use of hallucinogenic mushrooms in ancient Ireland to the mental mapping in the interpretation of the Irish legend Táin Bó Cuailgne. It is the first book to offer a view of Celtic mythology as the reflection of a prehistoric state that it is possible to recover through integrated cosmological enquiry.
Isle of Skye
Isle of Skye, photograph by B. & T. Obtained with Creative Commons license on flickr.
Blaven, Isle of Skye. Photograph by asnds. Obtained with Creative Commons license on flickr.
Glasgow University, photograph by <p&p> photo. Obtained with Creative Commons license on flickr.