The Celts: A History
Mar 24, 2005
Book Review by forum member Ursus
I have always been woefully ignorant of the Celts. In a desperate attempt to remedy that malady, I bought Ellis’ book. There is also a certain overlap between Celtic and Roman histories, and I felt as a Romanophile I needed to know something about the other side.
Ellis first tackles the subject of the Celt’s alleged illiteracy. He then outlines several sectors of Celtic society. He then offers some examples of Celtic high cultural achievements. Finally, he gives us a sketch of Celtic history from distant origins to Christian conversion….