Baker & Taylor
Celts : Uncovering the Mythic and Historic Origins of Western Culture
A paper edition of the 1978 Celtic Civilization , first published in French in 1976. Markale, best known for his Celtic Women , delves into the mythological underpinning of Celtic civilization, showing how it impacted the people's history (or at least their account of it) and argues that it has influenced modern Europe much more than scholars admit. Unfortunately, the latter chapters degenerate into dreary comparisons based on Dumezil. Available from Inner Traditions, One Park Street, Rochester, VT 05767. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.