Celtic Britain

This guide to Britain s early history, first published in 1904, traces the nation s Celtic roots before the Roman conquest its survival through the centuries Drawing on the accounts of settlers Roman soldiers, it depicts the early ethnology, language, customs of the British.
Celtic Britain This guide to Britain s early history first published in traces the nation s Celtic roots before the Roman conquest its survival through the centuries Drawing on the accounts of settlers Roman

  • Title: Celtic Britain
  • Author: John Rhys
  • ISBN: 9781859582039
  • Page: 230
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. This book, the pinnacle of scholarship in its day, was thorough in its scholarship and asked the focal questions. More importantly, it answered them with as much research and open-mindedness as possible. When I read through the book, I did not find what I was looking for, but I had in my mind a better idea what I should be looking for - much more than when I read more current books by more modern scholars. Rhys gave me the approach I needed for the Arthurian stories in this book; its pertinence [...]

    2. Meaning of Uthur Pendragon: "Gildas described Maelgwn as insularis draco or the island dragon,the island being probably Britain: here we have an early instance of the habit so common in Welsh poetry of calling a king or great leader a dragon, as when a mythical Gwledig of Lower Britain is always called Uthr Bendragon, or Uthr Head-dragon, the reputed father of King Arthur.", p. 136."If Arthur is to be treated as historical, the historian must look at him much in the same light as he does at Char [...]

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