Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia by John Thomas Koch

By John Thomas Koch

This encyclopedia covers the whole lot of the Celtic global, either via time and throughout geography. even supposing emphasizing the parts the place Celtic languages and traditions live to tell the tale into the current, the paintings doesn't mild the reaches of the Celtic empire, which used to be the biggest language and cultural crew in the world sooner than the increase of Rome. In a few 1,500 articles, many representing unique study via the best Celtic students, the paintings covers the Celts from prehistory to the current, giving finished remedy to all issues from fable to song, faith to rulers, literature to language, executive to video games, and all themes in between.

Entry into the wealthy global of Celtic scholarship has been tough: The on hand info needs to be teased out of dense scholarly tomes or light-weight books emphasizing such renowned components of Celtic culture as wee humans, Druids, and blue-painted pagans. whereas this paintings treats these subject matters inside its extensive scope, the data is gifted as scholarship, with out the pop patina.

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Anderson, Adomnán’s Life of Columba; Marjorie O. 104–8; Sharpe, Life of St Columba/ Adomnán of Iona; Smyth, Warlords and Holy Men. JTK Aedui/Haedui is the name of a Gaulish tribe who lived in latter-day Burgundy (south-eastern France). Their territory was centred on the mountains of the Morvan, around present-day Autun (ancient Augustod~num), and they were at one time among the most powerful tribes in Celtic Europe.

The Royal Institution of South Wales, founded in 1835, provided a new dimension to the city’s intellectual life and, later, the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, opened in 1909, gave the town a new centre for visual art. Developments in technical education led to the establishment of a separate technical college in 1910 and Swansea also boasted a teacher training college. In 1920 Swansea became the home of the fourth constituent college of the University of Wales, which moved to Singleton Park in 1923.

Further reading Anna; Breizh; Naoned; Gabory, L’Union de la Bretagne à la France; Michael Jones, Creation of Brittany; Saulnier, Parlement de Bretagne; Skol Vreizh, L’Etat breton de 1341 à 1532. AM [11] Acts of Union, Wales (1536–43) The 1536 Acts (27 Henry VIII cc. 5, 26) which ‘united and annexed’ Wales (Cymru ) to England are collectively known as the Act of Union. While this Act laid down the broad outlines of the Union, a supplementary piece of legislation, passed in 1543, provided the details.

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