9780500279830-0500279837-Pagan Celtic Ireland: The Enigma of the Irish Iron Age

Pagan Celtic Ireland: The Enigma of the Irish Iron Age

ISBN-13: 9780500279830
ISBN-10: 0500279837
Edition: 1st Edition
Author: Raftery, B.
Publication date: 1994
Publisher: Thames and Hudson
Format: Paperback 240 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780500279830
ISBN-10: 0500279837
Edition: 1st Edition
Author: Raftery, B.
Publication date: 1994
Publisher: Thames and Hudson
Format: Paperback 240 pages

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Acknowledged authors Raftery, B. wrote Pagan Celtic Ireland: The Enigma of the Irish Iron Age comprising 240 pages back in 1994. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0500279837 and 9780500279830. Since then Pagan Celtic Ireland: The Enigma of the Irish Iron Age textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.30 or rent at the marketplace.

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Using the latest archaeological information, this book presents an up-to-date account of Ireland in the millennium before the coming of Christianity. New findings indicate that the construction of the country's great royal centres, such as Tara and Emain Macha, coincides with the first appearance in Ireland of the material culture of the European Celts. Raftery argues that these La Tène artefacts were the portable trappings of a rising aristocratic élite, which expressed its power by building highly visible monuments. He also discusses the advances that took place in travel and transport; the lives of common Celtic people; technology and art, including gold and stoneworking; and the complex religious beliefs exemplified by standing stones and offerings in rivers and lakes. Also included is the latest material concerning Ireland's contacts with the Roman world, and a review of the question whether La Tène culture spread to Ireland through invasion or peaceful diffusion.

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