Uncovering the Mythic and Historic Origins of Western Culture
ISBN10: 0892814136 ISBN13: 9780892814138 Publisher: Inner Traditions Published: Apr 1 1993 Weight: 1.10lbs. Height: 9.25" Width: 6.00" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
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. â€¢ One of the most comprehensive treatments of Celtic civilization ever written. â€¢ 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. â€¢ Unlike the Middle Eastern forerunners of the Greco-Roman world, Celtic civilization is still alive today.