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The CeltsA History from Earliest Times to the Present$
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Bernhard Maier

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780748616053

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616053.001.0001

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Looking Back, Looking Forward: The Celts and Europe

Looking Back, Looking Forward: The Celts and Europe

(p.249) Looking Back, Looking Forward: The Celts and Europe
The Celts

Bernhard Maier

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter looks back and reflects on the problems of the modern term ‘Celtic’. It suggests that the present inflationary trend in the use of the adjective ‘Celtic’ is due firstly to a deliberately selective viewpoint, and secondly to widespread ignorance of the historical premises underlying the modern term ‘Celtic’, and of the Celtic languages and literatures. The objective contributions of the Celts to European culture as well as their subjective role in the minds of their neighbours are also considered.

Keywords:   Celtic culture, Celtic language, history, European culture

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