The heritage of the Celts turns up from Portugal to Romania, from Scotland to Spain. Yet debate continues about who exactly were the Celts, where ultimately they came from, and whether the modern Celtic-speakers of the British Isles and Brittany are related to the Continental Celts we know from ancient history. So a fresh approach is needed. Blood of the Celts meets this challenge, pulling together evidence from genetics, archaeology, history and linguistics in an accessible and illuminating way, taking the reader on a voyage of discovery from the origins of the ancient Celts to the modern Celtic Revival, with some startling results.
From prehistory to the present day, an unrivaled look deep into the contentious origins of the Celts Blood of the Celts brings together genetic, archaeological, and linguistic evidence to address the often-debated question: who were the Celts? What peoples or cultural identities should that term describe? And did they in fact inhabit the British Isles before the Romans arrived? Author Jean Manco challenges existing accounts of the origins of the Celts, providing a new analysis that draws on the latest discoveries as well as ancient history. In a novel approach, the book opens with a discussion of early medieval Irish and British texts, allowing the Celts to speak in their own words and voices. It then traces their story back in time into prehistory to their deepest origins and their ancestors, before bringing the narrative forward to the present day. Each chapter also has a useful summary in bullet points to aid the reader and highlight the key facts in the story.
“An ambitious and lucid full narrative account of the peopling of Europe . . . this will undoubtedly provide a base line for future debates on the origins of the Europeans.” —J. P. Mallory, author of In Search of the Indo-Europeans and The Origins of the Irish Who are the Europeans? Where did they come from? New research in the fields of archaeology and linguistics, a revolution in the study of genetics, and cutting-edge analysis of ancient DNA are dramatically changing our picture of prehistory, leading us to question what we thought we knew about these ancient peoples. This paradigm-shifting book paints a spirited portrait of a restless people that challenges our established ways of looking at Europe’s past. The story is more complex than at first believed, with new evidence suggesting that the European gene pool was stirred vigorously multiple times. Genetic clues are also enhancing our understanding of European mobility in epochs with written records, including the arrival of the Anglo-Saxons, the spread of the Slavs, and the adventures of the Vikings. Now brought completely up to date with all the latest findings from the fast-moving fields of genetics, DNA, and dating, Jean Manco’s highly readable account weaves multiple strands of evidence into a startling new history of the continent, of interest to anyone who wants to truly understand Europeans’ place in the ancient world.
'This masterly work ought to be The Elizabethan Encyclopedia, and no less.' - Cahiers Elizabethains Edmund Spenser remains one of Britain's most famous poets. With nearly 700 entries this Encyclopedia provides a comprehensive one-stop reference tool for: * appreciating Spenser's poetry in the context of his age and our own * understanding the language, themes and characters of the poems * easy to find entries arranged by subject.
The Classic Work by DeCourcey giving the origins and places of settlement of families in Ireland, for both the old celtic families (Milesian), and the new settler families in Ireland. The first genealogy work of its kind and scope in Ireland. All new index and commentary from the president of the Irish Genealogical Foundation.
From Jewish-Anglo-Saxon Tribes to New France Acadians
Author: Suellen Ocean
Publisher: Suellen Ocean
Do you ever wonder if you have Jewish ancestry? Do you have a Sarah, Rebecca or Joshua in your family tree? The third book in Suellen Ocean's genealogy series, "Secret Genealogy III, From Jewish Anglo-Saxon Tribes to New France Acadians," is a how-to for uncovering ancient Jewish ancestry. From Babylonia to Brooklyn, this book will have your curiosity up in no time.
Many of us long to walk in the footsteps of our ancestors and take part in the sacred traditions of past generations. As a vitally important lineage bearer of your ancestors, you have the ability to tap into a wealth of hereditary knowledge for spiritual health, personal transformation, and enlightenment. The Cauldron of Memory is a groundbreaking book that teaches you how to retrieve ancestral memory, based on the emerging science of morphogenesis and the theory that ancestral memory is stored within our DNA as energy. Raven Grimassi guides you through an effective and powerful system of creative visualization, magical techniques, meditations, and pathworkings for each of your three inner levels: regeneration, abundance, and enlightenment. Reconstruct pagan rituals and works of magic, relive sacred rites, communicate with otherworldly beings, contact your spirit guides, and unearth long-buried mysteries. Reconstructionists, eclectics, and traditionalists alike will discover empowering techniques for calling forth a treasury of ancestral wisdom. Discover the living ancestral memory at the core of your own spiritual center and reclaim the hidden vessel of your ancestral lineage--the Cauldron of Memory.