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Identifying Celts

  • Vincent Megaw (a1)

The Council of Europe declared 1992 to be the ‘Year of the Ancient Celts’, yet books dealing with the Celts—Celts in the past, Celts today, Celts who never existed—continue to appear unabated. The titles reviewed here are characteristic of three of the main categories of such fare: exhibition catalogues, general introductions and just nice books to look at.

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Baitinger, H. & Pinsker, B. (ed.). 2002. Das Rätsel der Kelten vom Glauberg. Glaube—Mythos—Wirklichkeit. Stuttgart: Thiess.
Fernández-Götz, M. 2016. ‘Celts: art and identity’ exhibition: ‘New Celticism’ at the British Museum. Antiquity 90: 237–44.
Kruta, V. (with Szabó, M. & Lessing, E.). 1978. Les Celtes. Paris: Hatier.
Kruta, V. (with Bertuzzi, D., Forman, W. & Lessing, E.). 2004. Celts: history and civilization. London: Hachette Illustrated.
Kruta, V. & Forman, W.. 1985. The Celts of the West. London: Orbis.
Malraux, A. 1947. Le musée imaginaire. Paris: Skira.
Megaw, J.V.S. 1981. Kelti kommt! Antiquity 55: 125–27.
Megaw, J.V.S. 2010. Bearing the truth about Celtic art: Kunst der Kelten in Bern. Antiquity 84: 250–55.
Megaw, J.V.S. 2013. A Celtic cornucopia. Antiquity 87: 280–84.
Müller, F. (ed.). 2009. Kunst der Kelten: 700 vor bis 700 nach Chr.— art of the Celts: 700 BC to AD 700. Brussels: Mercatorfonds.
Nielsen, S., Andersen, J.H., Baker, J.A., Christensen, C., Glastrup, J., Grootes, P.M., Hüls, M., Jouttijärvi, A., Larsen, E.B., Madsen, H.B., Müller, K., Nadeau, M.J., Röhrs, S., Stege, H., Stos, Z.A. & Waight, T.E.. 2005. The Gundestrup cauldron: new scientific and technical investigations, Acta Archaeologica 76: 158.
Pauli, L. (ed.). 1980. Die Kelten in Mitteleuropa. Kultur, Kunst, Wirtschaft. Salzburg: Kulturabteilung der Salzburger Landesregierung.
Piggott, S. 1980. Review of The Celtic world by B. Cunliffe. Antiquity 54: 155.
Röber, R. (ed.). 2012. Die Welt der Kelten: Zentren der Macht—Kostbarkeiten der Kunst. Ostfildern & Konstanz: Jan Thorbecke & Archäologisches Landesmuseum Baden-Württemberg.
Sievers, S., Urban, O.-H. & Ramsl, P.C. (ed.). 2012. Lexikon zur keltischen Archäologie (Mitteilungen der Prähistorischen Kommission 73). Vienna: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften.
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