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“Celtic Cornwall

In my latest book I explore the sites associated with the Celts, both in ancient and in more modern times, thus providing the reader with a fascinating insight into the landscape, life and traditions that have made Cornwall and its people ‘different’.

Dr Alan M Kent
Lecturer - Open University”

By AnBalores Posted: February 22, 2014

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  • hereandthere  |  February 23 2014, 9:02PM

    ""Calling the British Iron Age 'Celtic' is so misleading that it is best abandoned. However, there is one thing that the Romans, modern archaeologists and the Iron Age islanders themselves would all agree on: they were not Celts. This was an invention of the 18th century; the name was not used earlier. The idea came from the discovery around 1700 that the non-English island tongues relate to that of the ancient continental Gauls, who really were called Celts. This ancient continental ethnic label was applied to the wider family of languages. But 'Celtic' was soon extended to describe insular monuments, art, culture and peoples, ancient and modern: island 'Celtic' identity was born, like Britishness, in the 18th century." http://tinyurl.com/3cu9qu""


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