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You are currently browsing 1–6 of 6 new and published books in the subject of Irish Archaeology — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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  1. Ancient Ireland

    A Study in the Lessons of Archaeology and History

    By R.A.S. Macalister

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    Archaeological evidence here is used to help build up a picture of the lives led by the people of which it is a record. The contents include a description of primitive settlements, leading up to an account of the art, trade and civilization generally of early ages prior to the Celtic invasion and...

    Published October 24th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Antiquities of the Irish Countryside

    By Sean P. O Riordain

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    No country is as rich in field antiquities as Ireland, and this work gives an account in simple language of the origin, purpose, date and distribution of all classes of monuments with the exception of ecclesiastical remains and medieval castles. It provides the general reader with all the...

    Published October 24th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Mysticism, Myth and Celtic Identity

    Edited by Marion Gibson, Shelley Trower, Garry Tregidga

    Mysticism, Myth and Celtic Identity explores how the mythical and mystical past informs national imaginations. Building on notions of invented tradition and myths of the nation, it looks at the power of narrative and fiction to shape identity, with particular reference to the British and Celtic...

    Published November 19th 2012 by Routledge

  4. The Archaeology of Celtic Art

    By D.W. Harding

    More wide ranging, both geographically and chronologically, than any previous study, this well-illustrated book offers a new definition of Celtic art. Tempering the much-adopted art-historical approach, D.W. Harding argues for a broader definition of Celtic art and views it within a much wider...

    Published May 3rd 2007 by Routledge

  5. Sheela-na-gigs

    Unravelling an Enigma

    By Barbara Freitag

    Here Barbara Freitag examines all the literature on the subject since their discovery 160 years ago, highlighting the inconsistencies of the various interpretations in regard to origin, function and name. By considering the Sheela-na-gigs in their medieval social context, she suggests that they...

    Published September 16th 2004 by Routledge

  6. The Celts

    Bronze Age to New Age

    By John Haywood

    This dramatic history traces the mysterious Celts from their dark origins, including Druids and King Arthur, right across Britain and Europe and looking at their beliefs, cultures and arts as well as their warring and expansion. The resurgence of Celtic identity in Britain and Europe has...

    Published July 1st 2004 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. The Archaeology of Medieval Ireland, 2nd Edition
    By Terry B. Barry
    To Be Published December 15th 2015

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