Seller: ancientgifts (4,465) 100%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122942582183 Britain Before the Conquest: Celtic Britain by Lloyd Laing. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Hardback with Dust Jacket: 204 pages. Publisher: Routledge (1979). Size: 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches; 1 1/2 pounds. Of all the ancient people of Europe, the Celts stand out as one of the most intriguing. In “Celtic Britain” Laing traces the history of the Celts and Celtic culture from the arrival of the first scattered groups of settlers in Britain in the 7th century B.C. to the development of the kingdoms of medieval Scotland and Wales. Although a Celtic culture continued to flourish independently throughout the Roman and Saxon periods, influences from outside, particularly those of Christianity, began to permeate Celtic society. Dr. Laing, who work on the later Celts has won wide critical acclaim, introduces new material on the growth of a specifically Celtic Christianity, especially in Ireland and Scotland. He concludes by examining the “myth” of the Celts in modern times. Contents/Chapter Headings include: 1) Introduction – The Celts in Europe. 2) Iron Age Britain. 3) The Roman Interlude. 4) The Dark Ages. 5) Epilogue – Celtic Twilight. 6) The Best of Celtic Britain. CONDITION: LIKE NEW. New and unread (but blemished) hardcover w/dustjacket. Routledge (1980) 208 pages. From the inside the book is pristine EXCEPT that the original owner placed a small gummed return address label on the upper open corner of the first free page (the first unprinted, blank page in the book). Except for that the pages clean, crisp, unmarked, (otherwise) unmutilated, tightly bound, and clearly unread, though of course it is always possible that the original owner may have leafed through the pages once or twice (there's no indication that they did, we're merely acknowledging the possibility, the book evidences no reading wear). From the outside the book is clean and evidences only very mild edge and corner shelfwear to the covers and dustjacket. Except for the return address sticker on the front end paper, the overall condition of the book is otherwise consistent with new stock from a bookstore environment wherein new books might show minor signs of shelfwear, consequence of simply being shelved and re-shelved. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! #2091j. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR SAMPLE PAGES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: Lloyd Laing is Senior Lecturer in Medieval Archaeology at Liverpool University. Author of “The Archaeology of Late Celtic Britain and Ireland: 400-1200 A.D.”, as well as other books on archaeology, he has directed excavations in various parts of Britain, and has contributed many papers to archaeological journals. This is the second in the five volume series, “Britain Before the Conquest: An Archaeological History of the British Isles 1500 B.C. – 1066 A.D.” The early history of British society presents a recurring theme of conquest and subsequent cultural fusion, a subtle and complex pattern which can only be revealed by using many sources, both historical and archaeological. There is no comprehensive study of these foundations of British culture and society written by experts for a non-specialist audience. This series of books was designed to meet that need. There are five volumes in the series, covering the period to the even of the Norman Conquest. In each volume the author has sought to bring the often obscure findings of scholarship to a wider interested audience through the medium of non-technical presentation and carefully selected photographs, maps, and plans. Although each volume is complete in itself, the series as a whole forms a complete history of early Britain. The other four volumes in the series are: “The Origins of Britain”, “The Coming of Rome”, “Later Roman Britain”, and “Anglo-Saxon Britain”. PROFESSIONAL REVIEW: REVIEW: Of all the ancient people of Europe, the Celts stand out as one of the most intriguing. In Celtic Britain Laing traces the history of the Celts and Celtic culture from the arrival of the first scattered groups of settlers in Britain in the 7th century B.C. to the development of the kingdoms of medieval Scotland and Wales. Profusely illustrated with duotone photography of great artifacts, archaeological sites, with maps; informative notes and highlights on the maps are printed in red ink. READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: In this beautifully illustrated book, the author presents all aspects of Celtic art and society, a multifaceted and emotive subject. What emerges from this book is a picture of society in a continual state of flux, reflecting the effects of Roman and Viking invasions and their influence on the indigenous population. REVIEW: The author traces the history of the Celts and Celtic culture from the arrival of the first settlers in Britain in the 7th Century B.C., to the development of the kingdoms of medieval Scotland and Wales, and presents much new material on the growth of Celtic Christianity. He concludes by examining the “myth” of the Celts in modern times. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site and free insurance coverage). A small percentage of international shipments may require an additional fee for tracking and/or delivery confirmation. If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. 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My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. And when I am in a remote field location with merely a notebook computer, at times I am not able to access my email for a day or two, so be patient, I will always respond to every email. Please see our "ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SALE." TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Condition: Like new. Unread but with prior owner's gummed address label. See entire condition description below., Material: Paper, Provenance: Celtic Britain, Publisher: Routledge (1979), Length: 204 pages, Format: Hardcover with dustjacket, Size: 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches; 1 1/2 pounds.