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HUGE Ancient Celts Life Myth Art Jewelry Weapons Symbols Gods Warriors Sacrifice
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The Celts: Life, Myth, and Art by Juliette Wood.

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DESCRIPTION: Hardback with Dust Jacket: 144 pages. Publisher: Barnes & Noble (2004). “The Celts”, a richly illustrated introduction to this extraordinary civilization, presents an art of immense complexity, ranging from exquisite gold jewelry to decorated weapons of war, from manuscript illumination to the spectacular intricacy of knot work and other patterning. The broad repertoire of Celtic motifs and symbols: solar spirals, the salmon of knowledge, the horned god, and the endless know, amongst others, is presented with full interpretative commentary.

Themes such as nature’s deities, the Tree of Life, magic, and the Otherworld, the mysteries of the Druids, the veneration of heroes and warriors, and the mystic ceremonies and sacrifices of Beltaine, Samhain, and other seasonal festivities are explored in fascinating detail. This is the perfect addition to any library of art and imagination. “The Celts” sets new standards in capturing the achievements of a lost civilization through the marriage of word and image.

CONDITION: NEW. New oversized pictorial hardcover with dustjacket. Barnes & Noble (2004) 144 pages. Unblemished except for very mild edge and corner shelf wear to dustjacket and covers. Pages are pristine; clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, unread, though judging by appearances, it seems possible that it may have been flipped through once or twice by bookstore "lookie-loo's". Condition is entirely consistent with new stock from an open-shelf bookstore environment such as Barnes & Noble, wherein new books might show minor signs of shelfwear/browsing/shopwear, 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! #1513.3.




REVIEW: Showcasing the art of a culture against the broader context of that civilization's wisdom, "The Celts" offers a superbly illustrated survey of the artistic Celtic imagination, from manuscript illumination to exquisite gold jewelry and spectacularly decorated weapons. 200 color images.


REVIEW: "Thousands of years ago, the Celts emerged in central Europe as a distinctive group of people with their own language, mythology, and art. From their heartlands, they migrated in all directions, fighting and trading with the alternative cultures they encountered and leaving in their wake superbly crafted weaponry, jewelry and household objects. Today, spectacular artifacts allow us not only to follow the movement of the Celts over land, but also to appreciate the artistic brilliance and sophisticated vision of a civilization that, at its height, stretched from Ireland to Turkey."

So Juliette Wood Ph.D. opens her fascinating account of the beguiling race of people who dominated Europe for some 500 years. The Greeks described them as "quarrelsome", "proud" and "high-spirited". The Romans saw them as barbaric interlopers who threatened the Empire. Modern opinion views the Celts as a complex civilization, conquering and brutal, but coherent in their strategy and immensely cultured. Juliette Wood, who's an expert in the field, is engaging and detailed in her descriptions and her light, though authoritative, touch ensures “The Celts” is a celebration of the Celtic legacy as well as a study of it. The text is also richly illustrated with glorious color photographs and specially commissioned artworks across every page. A visual and cerebral treat.

REVIEW: The Celts once populated an area rivaling the Roman Empire at its peak, yet our knowledge of them is limited to secondhand accounts, a few written records, and beautiful artifacts scattered from Turkey to Ireland. Somehow these people still capture our imagination and challenge us to fathom their mysteries. Juliette Wood has accepted the challenge, offering panoramic photographs of the Celtic landscape and samples of their intricate artwork, from silver jewelry buried with princes to the illustrations of the Book of Kells. However, “The Celts: Life, Myth, and Art” explores much more than just the tangible side of the Celtic history; it reveals how the Celts saw the mysteries of the spirit world woven into the intricacies of the physical world like the never-ending line of the eternal knot.


REVIEW: A Book for all interested in the ancient history of the Celts. A richly illustrated introduction to this extraordinary civilization. This is a fascinating book and I am going to send one to each of my (Irish Descent) children. The book is typical and reminiscent (it seems to me) of the handsome and informative books the British Museum offers to the public.

REVIEW: This book showcases the art of the Celts in all its glory, from exquisite gold jewelry to spectacular decorated weapons of war. Two hundred magnificent photographs all in full color containing some specially commissioned art works. Illustrates the full magnificence of Celtic manuscript illumination and the astonishing intricacy of knot work and other patterning. Reveals with full commentary, the broad repertoire of Celtic symbols and motifs from solar spirals to the salmon of prophecy.

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. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher.

Most international orders cost an additional $24.99 for insured USPS global priority mail (padded flat rate envelope) with delivery confirmation. Some international orders can be sent standard airmail for less. There is also a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Rates vary a bit from country to country, and not all books will fit into a USPS global priority mail flat rate envelope (this book will NOT – so it will cost considerably more to ship internationally). You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request. ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs. Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment. We package as well as anyone in the business, with lots of protective padding and containers.

All of our shipments are sent via insured mail so as to comply with PayPal requirements. We do NOT recommend uninsured shipments, and expressly disclaim any responsibility for the loss of an uninsured shipment. Unfortunately the contents of parcels are easily “lost” or misdelivered by postal employees – even in the USA. That’s why all of our domestic shipments (and most international) shipments include a USPS delivery confirmation tag; or are trackable or traceable, and all shipments (international and domestic) are insured. We do offer U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, Registered Mail, and Express Mail for both international and domestic shipments, as well United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (Fed-Ex). Please ask for a rate quotation. We will accept whatever payment method you are most comfortable with. If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked return policy. Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price (less our original shipping costs).

Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world – but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology.

I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. 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."

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