Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia by John Thomas Koch

By John Thomas Koch

This encyclopedia covers everything of the Celtic global, either via time and throughout geography. even supposing emphasizing the parts the place Celtic languages and traditions live on into the current, the paintings doesn't moderate the reaches of the Celtic empire, which was once the most important language and cultural crew on the earth ahead of the increase of Rome. In a few 1,500 articles, many representing unique study through the best Celtic students, the paintings covers the Celts from prehistory to the current, giving finished remedy to all issues from fantasy to track, 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 to be had details has to be teased out of dense scholarly tomes or light-weight books emphasizing such well known components of Celtic culture as wee humans, Druids, and blue-painted pagans. whereas this paintings treats these themes inside of its large scope, the knowledge is gifted as scholarship, with out the pop patina.

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This encyclopedia covers the whole thing of the Celtic global, either via time and throughout geography. even though emphasizing the components 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 staff in the world ahead of the increase of Rome. In a few 1,500 articles, many representing unique learn via the best Celtic students, the paintings covers the Celts from prehistory to the current, giving entire remedy to all themes from delusion to track, faith to rulers, literature to language, govt to video games, and all themes in between.

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This linguistic identification was confirmed by the discovery of two inscriptions . e. Cisalpine Celtic, and dates from the end of the 5th or the first half of the 4th century bc . The other contains the name Kadriako (probably as the second element of a compound Belatukadriako), immediately comparable with the Gaulish and British divine name Belatu-cadros, cf. perhaps Welsh cadr ‘fine, lovely’. Gallo-Brittonic Belatucadros was sometimes equated with the Celtic Mars (see interpretatio romana ).

574–c. 603, †17 April 608) and one of the most powerful and best documented leaders in Britain or Ireland (Ériu ) in this period. He is a key fig- ure in connection with the early history of the Scottish dynasty, the Scottish church centred on Iona (Eilean Ì ), and the relations between the Gaels of Scotland (Alba ) and the Gaels of Ireland, on the one hand, and the other peoples of Britain on the other. Adomnán ’s Vita Columbae (Life of Colum Cille ) of c. 692 shows that Aedán was a Christian who had undergone an inauguration ritual on Iona at the hands of Colum Cille himself (Enright, Iona, Tara, and Soissons).

During his reign the Scots recovered from a period of political unrest and Pictish domination, and once again established the Cenél nGabráin as the ruling dynasty of Dál Riata. Aed regained Scottish sovereignty over Dál Riata from the powerful Pictish king Onuist son of Uurguist (Oengus mac Forgussa in Irish sources) in around 750, probably taking a decisive turn in that year with the defeat and death of Onuist’s brother, Talorggan mac Forgussa, at the battle of Catohic. In the year corresponding to 768, the Annals of Ulster record bellum i Fortrinn iter Aedh 7 Cinaedh ‘battle in [the Pictish province of] Fortrinn between Aed and Cinaed’, the latter probably being Cinioid son of Uuredec, king of the Picts .

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