The Celts (Penguin History)

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The Celtic period was one of tremendous expansion, the last phase of European material and intellectual development before the Mediterranean world spread northwards over the Continent and linked it to modern times. Nora Chadwick's classic survey traces the rise and spread of the Celts, from their arrival in the British Isles in about the eighth century BC to the gradual transformation of their culture, initially under the Romans and later the Saxons.

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NORA CHADWICK was born in 1891 and went to Newnham College, Cambridge, where she was later an Honorary Life Fellow. Most of her life was spent doing research, mainly into the Celts. She wrote many books and articles in connection with her subject and in 1961 was awarded a CBE. She died in 1972.

BARRY CUNLIFFE studied Archaeology and Anthropology at Cambridge. His books include THE CELTIC WORLD, IRON AGE COMMUNITIES IN BRITAIN and DANEBURY.

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