>of Ancient Europe_). Jean Louis Bruneax's _The Gallic Celts: Gods,
>Rites and Sanctuaries_ is an excellent overview of the religion of the
>continental Celts. (Hmm, that title doesn't sound quite right. If
>someone is interested in this cite specifically, e-mail me and I'll
>look it up.)
< Can you please give more details on this latter book?? Who is the
Well, I was right, the title did sound wrong. The book I was citing is:
Brunaux, Jean Louis, 1988 (Eng trans.) _The Celtic Gauls: Gods, Rites and
Sanctuaries_, London: B. A. Seaby Ltd.
Table of Contents: Territory; Sacred Space; Time; Society; Priests; The Gods;
Rites; Rites of Life and Death; Cults of Nature; Rites of War; Public Cults;
Historical Evaluation. A good overview of religion in late Iron Age France.
And here is the rest of the first half of a bibliography I have provided to
students of ancient Celtic Relgion and Romano-Celtic archaeology.
I hope this is of assistance. After I see how badly my e-mail reader
eats this part, I'll post the second half.
Caesar, Julius, 1980 (new trans.) The Battle for Gaul, Boston: David R.
The eight books of Caesar's Commentaries on the Gaulish campaign
Chadwick, Nora (1970) The Celts, New York: Penguin Books
Overview of Celtic kingdoms both insular and continental, religion,
art and literature.
Cunliffe, Barry (1988) Greeks, Romans and Barbarians: Spheres of Interaction,
London : B. T. Batsford
A meticulously footnoted study of the interactions between the Mediterranean
world and the "barbarians". Details economic ties which greatly influenced the
culture of the Celts
----- (1985) The Temple of Sulis Minerva at Bath (Vol. 1 - The Site), Oxford,
Eng.: Oxford U. Committee for Archaeology
Archaeological report on the excavations at Bath between 1978-1984. Extensive
detail on geomorphology of area, temple construction, artifacts and human and
Fry, Plantagenet Somerset, (1984) Roman Britain, New Jersey: Barnes & Noble
The first third of the book is an overview of Roman involvement in the British
Isles. The rest is a gazetteer of over 1,000 British Roman sites.
Green, Miranda, (1992) Dictionary of Celtic Myth and Legend, London: Thames
& Hudson Ltd.
Dictionary entries on Celtic myth, legend and folklore in Britain and Europe
between 500 BCE and 400 CE.
------ (1991) The Sun-Gods of Ancient Europe, London: B. T. Batsford Ltd.
Comprehensive survey of solar worship in Europe from 2000 BCE to 400 CE.
------ (1989) Symbol and Image in Celtic Religious Art, London: Routledge
Detailed study of Celtic religious imagery between 500 BCE to 400 CE, primarily
Continental but with extended references to Insular practice.
------ (1986) The Gods of the Celts, Totawa, N.J.: Barnes & Noble Books
An integrated look at the Celtic Gods of Britain and the Continent based mainly
on the archaeological record with reference to vernacular and classical
this updates Anne Ross on Britain.
------ (1983) The Gods of Roman Britain, Aylesbury, Bucks, Eng: Shire
Romano-British religion from its origins through various imported deities to
Christianity. The discussion of deities imported from the middle east and the
syncretic nature of Romano-Celtic religion is particularly interesting.
MacCana, Proinsias (1968, py 1991) Celtic Mythology, New York: Peter
Overview of Celtic Mythology. TC: Gaulish Gods and Insular Equivalents; The
Tuatha de Danaan; The Gods of Britain; The Goddesses of the Insular Celts;The
Heroic Tradition; The Otherworld; The Integral Tradition