A Brief History of the Celts

  • by Peter Berresford Ellis
  • Narrated by Christopher Oxford
  • 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For centuries the Celts held sway in Europe. Even after their conquest by the Romans, their culture remained vigorous, ensuring that much of it endured to feed an endless fascination with Celtic history and myths, artwork, and treasures.
A foremost authority on the Celtic peoples and their culture, Peter Berresford Ellis presents an invigoration overview of their world. With his gift for making the scholarly accessible, he discusses the Celts' mysterious origins and early history and investigates their rich and complex society. His use of recently uncovered finds brings fascinating insights into Celtic kings and chieftains, architecture and arts, medicine and religions, myths and legends, making this esesntial listening for any search for Europe's ancient past.


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A full account of today's knowledge of the Celts

I've always been very interested in the history of the Celts, but after listening the this book, I have to recognize that I knew almost nothing.

In the 'brief' history, the state of the art about knowledge of the Celts is revealed in a clear, complete but (dare I say it?) concise manner.
When I listened to the author's prologue, I had the impression of hearing a rant, but after listening to the rest of the book, I can quite understand the need for it.

Excellent book!
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- petitbilbo


I found the book well written, very well narrated, it systematically steps through Celtic history, and is full of fascinating facts I would like to check by visiting the places detailed.
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- Goronwy-Wyn

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-02-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios