Karl, Raimund, and David Stifter [eds.] (eds), The Celtic world: critical concepts in historical studies, 4 vols, vol. 1: Theory in Celtic studies, London: Routledge, 2007. xxv + 396 pp.

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Citation details
The Celtic world: critical concepts in historical studies : Theory in Celtic studies- vol. 1 (4 vols)
Number of pages
xxv + 396
Part of
Raimund Karl (ed.) • David Stifter (ed.), The Celtic world: critical concepts in historical studies (2007)
Subjects and topics

Part 1: The ‘Celticity’ debate (1-8); part 2: Nativism and antinativism (9-15); part 3: Theoretical approaches to Celtic studies? (16-17); part 4: The search for a role for Celtic studies. Contents:

“Celtic worlds: a general introduction”
by the editor Raimund Karl and David Stifter
“Introduction to part 1: The ‘Celticity’ debate”
by Raimund Karl
[1] “A Celtic millennium? Continuity and discontinuity”
[2] “Reconstructing Iron Age society”
J. R. Collis
[3] “‘Celtic’ Iron Age Europe: the theoretical basis”
A. P. Fitzpatrick
[4] “Ancient Celts and modern ethnicity”
J. V. S. Megaw and R. M. Megaw
[5] “Celtic myths”
J. R. Collis
[6] “Do the ancient Celts still live? An essay on identity and contextuality”
J. V. S. Megaw and R. M. Megaw
[7] “Celts, politics and motivation in archaeology”
Simon James
[8] “Celtomania and Celtoscepticism”
P. Sims-Williams
[9] “The archaism of Irish tradition”
Myles Dillon
[10] “The oldest Irish tradition: a window on the Iron Age”
K. H. Jackson
[11] “Conservation and innovation in early Celtic literature”
P. Mac Cana
[12] “Celtic suretyship: a fossilized Indo-European institution?”
D. A. Binchy
[13] “The ecclesiastical background to Irish saga”
James Carney
[14] “Irish origin legends and genealogy: recurrent aetiologies”
Donnchadh Ó Corráin
[15] “Secular law and canon law”
Liam Breatnach
Taken from: Liam Breatnach, ‘Canon law and secular law in early Ireland: the significance of Bretha Nemed’, Peritia 3 (1984)
[16] “What questions should we ask in Celtic studies in the New Millennium?”
Maria Tymoczko
[17] “Awaking from the long sleep of theory? A new theoretical approach for Celtic studies”
Raimund Karl
[18] “Introduction”
A. Hale and P. Payton
[19] “Paths of the Celts, paths of Celtic studies: cultural reflections on the function of an ‘arts subject’”
Graham Isaac
[20] “Some thoughts on ethnic identity, cultural pluralism, and the future of Celtic studies”
J. T. Koch
Dennis Groenewegen
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