Yes, thanks. Raimond Karl's book, though unfortunately for me only in
German, and several of his articles are the basis of much of what I have
been able to learn about the issue of Celtic political practice.
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Subject: Re: More on Celtic A & B another thought
Have you read _Celtic Chiefdom, Celtic State_ Cambridge, 1995? The contents
and an excerpt can be found on Google Books.
On Wed, 16 Apr 2008 15:37:50 -0700, Bruce E. Wright
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>Thanks Kevin. The link is immensely useful to me, at least. I am
>especially interested in what some of this means in terms of the political
>nature of social scientific theories. It appears that there is a major
>paradigm shift occurring (or at least being proposed) in a number of
>(mostly) social sciences based on the questioning of the invasion
>(is it merely an assumption?). For my own field of political theory this
>has some real possibilities. The whole logic of the "canon" of political
>thought can be called into question by working, as Fiona says, "from
>Paleolithic Continuity Theory." It would take a lot of thinking and typing
>to clarify what I mean by this. Somehow this material lit some lights in
>dark old brain. The reason I came to all of this type of discussion was to
>get some clarity about how to make sense of Celtic political ideas. If we
>assume, as the Greek philosophers did, that the Greeks were alone in
>advanced political thinking and practice all these "barbarians" are somehow
>the same. Some of the ideas here could be used to turn this on its head.
>My field, political science, is notoriously far behind advances in the
>social sciences. I wonder if we (the political scientists) might benefit
>dramatically from trying to keep up with the questioning of basically
>political assumptions behind much established social science.
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