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The rise of the Celts
Hubert, Henri, 1872-1927.
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Celtes et l'expansion celtique jusqu'à l'époque de La Tène. English
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Mineola, N.Y. : Dover, 2002.
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xxv, 335 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
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Originally published: London : K. Paul, Trench, Trubner ; New York : Knopf, 1934. (The History of civilization).
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Classic of ethnology traces origins, history, influence of the Celts: migration into Europe and as far west as British Isles; treatment of Celtic languages and their relationship to other tongues; archaeological evidence from Iron Age settlement at Switzerland's La Tène, and other cultures; expansion of Celts abroad. 141 line illus. 4 halftones. 12 maps.

Table of Contents

Henri BerrMarcel Mauss
Foreword: The Expansion of the Celtsp. ix
Notep. xxi
Introductionp. 1
I. The Barbariansp. 1
II. The Celts and the Greeksp. 1
III. Celtic Migrations and their Directionp. 3
IV. What Remains of the Celts, and their Part in Historyp. 10
V. Celts of the Continent and Celts of the Islesp. 16
VI. Plan of this Workp. 17
Part 1 What the Celts Were
Chapter I. The Name and the Racep. 21
I. The Name of the Celtsp. 21
II. The Anthropological Evidencep. 27
Chapter II. Languagep. 33
I. Language as the Mark of a Societyp. 33
II. The Celtic Languagesp. 34
III. Agreements between the Celtic Languagesp. 36
IV. The Celtic Languages and the Indo-European Languagesp. 42
Chapter III. Language (continued)p. 53
I. The Centum Group and the Satem Groupp. 53
II. The Western Group: Italic, Celtic, and Germanicp. 54
III. Celtic Languages and Italic Languagesp. 57
IV. Celtic Languages and Germanic Languagesp. 62
V. Celtic Languages and Balto-Slavonic Languages. The Vocabulary of the North-Westp. 68
Chapter IV. Language (concluded)p. 72
I. Celtic Languages and Indo-European Languages of the East and South-East. Conclusionp. 72
II. Iberian, Ligurian, and Raetianp. 76
Chapter V. The Archaeological Evidencep. 80
I. Archaeological Traces of the Civilization of the Celts. The Civilization of La Tene. The Galatians and the Gauls of Italyp. 80
II. The La Tene Culture and its Subdivisions. The Station of La Tenep. 84
III. Weapons of Offencep. 87
IV. Defensive Armourp. 92
V. Ornaments and Accessories of Dressp. 96
VI. Potteryp. 109
VII. Decorative Artp. 115
VIII. Chronological Summary and Conclusionsp. 126
Part 2 Movements of the Celtic Peoples
Chapter I. The Origins of the Celtsp. 131
I. The Separation of the Goidels and the Brythonsp. 131
II. The Cradle of the Celts. Various Theoriesp. 139
III. The Area of Celtic Names in Germanyp. 147
IV. The Domain of the Celts in Germany. Archaeological Datap. 160
V. The Goidelic Cradlep. 169
VI. A View of the Origins of the Celts and Italo-Celtic Relations. Traces of the Goidels at their Starting-pointp. 178
Chapter II. The Expansion of the Celts in the British Islesp. 189
I. The British Isles before the Coming of the Celtsp. 189
II. The Myth of Irish Originsp. 191
III. The Non-Celtic Element in the Population of Ireland, according to Mr. MacNeill. The Goidels and the Subject Peoples. The Erainnp. 194
IV. The Pictsp. 202
V. Goidels, Picts, and Britonsp. 207
VI. Picts, Britons, and Belgae in Britainp. 212
VII. The Britons and Belgae in Ireland. Fir Bolg, Fir Domnann, Galiansp. 221
VIII. The Racial Composition of Irelandp. 229
Chapter III. Celtic Expansion of the Continent in the Bronze Age. Goidels and Brythonsp. 231
I. Did the Goidels take part in the Celtic Migrations on the Continent? Traces of the Goidels in Spainp. 231
II. France and Spain at the Beginning of the Bronze Age. Is the Civilization of El Argar Celtic?p. 238
III. The Flattanged Bronze Sword in Spain and France. Picts and Pictonesp. 242
IV. The Brythonic Celts of Southern Germany in the East of Gaul. Tumuli of the Bronze Agep. 246
Chapter IV. Celtic Expansion on the Continent in the Hallstatt Periodp. 253
I. The Celts in the East of Francep. 253
II. The Celts in the Domain of the Pile-dwellersp. 258
III. The First Descents of the Celts into Italyp. 263
IV. The Celts in the North-East of Italyp. 272
VI. Celtic Expansion in the South-west of France at the end of the Hallstatt Periodp. 275
VII. Celtic Expansion in the Extreme West of Europep. 280
Chapter V. Celtic Expansion on the Continent in the Hallstatt Period (continued). The Celts in Spainp. 282
I. Celtic Cemeteries and Tumulip. 282
II. The Ancient Historiansp. 286
III. The Territory Occupied by the Celtsp. 293
IV. The Surrounding of the Celtic Settlements. The Iberian Invasion of Languedoc and Aquitainep. 298
V. The Celts on the Coast of Provencep. 301
Bibliographyp. 303
Indexp. 323