The Celts

TitleThe Celts
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsMeid, Wolfgang
Tertiary TitleInnsbrucker Beiträge zur Kulturwissenschaft, Neue Folge
Number of Pages182 S
PublisherInstitut für Sprachen und Literaturen der Universität Innsbruck, Bereich Sprachwissenschaft
ISBN Number978-3-85124-228-7
KeywordsInnsbrucker Beiträge zur Kulturwissenschaft

There are many introductions to „the Celts“ or to specific matters which may be labelled „Celtic“. Most of them, written by archaeologists and often superbly illustrated, have an archaeological bias concentrating on material culture. The present introduction, written by a linguist and philologist, rather stresses the non-material aspects, relying more on historical sources and, above all, on the authentic testimony of the literary tradition embodied in the extant insular Celtic languages.