Can you tell me how to get off this list. I'm not sure how I got on but the
amount of traffic recently is more than I want to deal with.
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From: <C. A. Prettiman> <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2001 12:12 AM
Subject: Re: CELTIC-L Digest - 13 Oct 2001 to 14 Oct 2001 (#2001-55)
> I just checked out the Simon James interview that Doug Weller kindly
> us to (http://pages.britishlibrary.net/ccs/interviews/simon-james.html),
> found it quite interesting, and not just for those of us who haven't read
> man. I'm in the curious position of having read some of his earlier stuff
> the Celts (indeed, have used his book of that name for reading in my
> History and Culture course), but not the Atlantic Celts book. I'm not an
> archeologist (I'm a literary historian), so I've not kept up with the
> particulars of the wars over that book. Anyone on the list care to
> for me? Doesn't the 1999 book represent a substantial departure from his
> earlier scholarship? Could he perhaps be simply adding some balance to
> "other side" of the debate (in which I'd include folks like Peter
> Ellis or such titles as "How the Irish Saved Civilization")? Or is he the
> Anti-Celtic Satan Incarnate that many Celticists seem to believe he is?
> folks simmered down about him in the two years since the publication of
> book? And have other scholars followed suit to write similar texts, or is
> pretty much still alone in his theories?
> Apologies in advance if this is an annoying request for rudimentary
> information . . . .
> Carrie A. Prettiman, Ph. D.
> Associate Professor, International Languages
> Chair, Executive Session for the Study of Celtic Languages and
> Modern Language Association for North America
> Cedar Crest College
> Allentown, PA