Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Celtic Chiefdom, Celtic State

Celtic Chiefdom, Celtic State
The Evolution of Complex Social Systems in Prehistoric Europe

£28.99

Part of New Directions in Archaeology

Patrice Brun, Carole L. Crumley, Franz Fischer, Bettina Arnold, Olivier Büchsenschütz, Michael Dietler, John Collis, Colin Haselgrove, Peter S. Wells, Robert A. Dodgshon, Sean B. Dunham, D. Blair Gibson, Nerys Patterson
View all contributors
  • Date Published: March 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521585798

£ 28.99
Paperback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • In this collection, archaeologists, historians, geographers and language specialists re-examine the structure and political development of Celtic states scattered across present-day Europe. The main theoretical focus is on whether and when state-level complexity was attained in the different Celtic settlements. The contributors also discuss and evaluate the various methods for studying Celtic social systems: the historical textual studies, as opposed to the analysis of the archaeological record, and the use of regional comparisons. Interweaving archaeological and textual evidence, the result is an interdisciplinary study of state formation never before attempted on such a wide scale which contributes to our understanding of social complexity in Celtic Europe, and, more generally, to the processes underlying social transformation.

    • Examines the political systems of the Celts which previous publications have not dealt with
    • Offers wide ranging and multidisciplinary focus
    • Represents a controversial new wave of thinking in European archaeology and Celtic Studies
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: March 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521585798
    • length: 172 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 191 x 9 mm
    • weight: 0.31kg
    • contains: 21 maps 1 table
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: beyond the mists: forging an ethnological approach to Celtic studies Bettina Arnold, and D. Blair Gibson
    Part I. Celtic Political Systems: Research Paradigms:
    2. From chiefdom to state organization in Celtic Europe Patrice Brun
    3. Building an historical ecology of Gaulish polities Carole L. Crumley
    4. The early Celts of west central Europe: the semantics of social structure Franz Fischer
    Part II. Recovering Iron Age Social Systems:
    5. The material culture of social structure: rank and status in early Iron-Age Europe Bettina Arnold
    6. The significance of major settlements in European Iron Age society Olivier Büchsenschütz
    7. Early 'Celtic' socio-political relations: ideological representation and social competition in dynamic comparative perspective Michael Dietler
    Part III. The Question of Statehood in La Téne Europe:
    8. States without centres? The Middle La Tène period in temperate Europe John Collis
    9. Late Iron-Age society in Britain and north-east Europe: structural transformation or superficial change? Colin Haselgrove
    10. Settlement and social systems at the end of the Iron Age Peter S. Wells
    Part IV. Evolution and Ethnohistory: the Protohistoric Polities of Gaul and the British Isles:
    11. Modelling chiefdoms in the Scottish Highlands and islands prior to the '45 Robert A. Dodgshon
    12. Caesar's perception of Gallic social structures Sean B. Dunham
    13. Chiefdoms, confederacies, and statehood in early Ireland D. Blair Gibson
    14. Clans are not primordial: pre-Viking Irish society and the modelling of pre-Roman societies in northern Europe Nerys Thomas Patterson.

  • Editors

    Bettina Arnold, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

    D. Blair Gibson, University of California, Los Angeles

    Contributors

    Patrice Brun, Carole L. Crumley, Franz Fischer, Bettina Arnold, Olivier Büchsenschütz, Michael Dietler, John Collis, Colin Haselgrove, Peter S. Wells, Robert A. Dodgshon, Sean B. Dunham, D. Blair Gibson, Nerys Patterson

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×