I'm not so sure about PBE--he rehashes some very Anglo-centric
romantic contructions of celtic heritage and is sold on as an easily
consumable package to middle-calss, often English celtophiles.
That's not to criticise middle-class English celtophiles, just to say
there are better books which are actually more politically radical.
Check out some of the papers put out by Plaid Cymru recently or even
Gwyn Williams' IN SEARCH OF WALES, although the prehistory bit is
fairly mainstream. For Cornwall you should read Philip Payton's THE
MAKING OF MODERN CORNWALL.
To throw a spanner in the works--what do
you mean by totally celtic?? No, I'm not asking that we rehash the
definitions that we have to rearticulate every few months or so when
new members join the list, just that by uncritically using the
ethnonym, don't we just reproduce an ideology that is totally
> >Peter Berresford Ellis'
"Celtic Revolution : a
> >study in anti-imperialism", 1985, Y Lolfa, Talybont ISBN: 0862430968.
> What a wonderful book!!! ANYONE who wants to get a totally Celtic, totally
> non-English, non-French, non-trans-Atlantic perspective on the world and
> some real juicy facts about us Celts HAS to read and re-read this book. What
> can I say, it changed my life. Thanks PBE!
> I'll get the address and phone no. of Y Lolfa & post tomorrow. They've got
> loads of great stuff.
> See also PBE's "The Celtic Empire" (details tomorrow) for the pre-Roman to
> 1000 AD period. Some excellent specifics about the Celtic world during this
> Stiofa/n mac Amhalgaidh "maqqi"
> Aontacht Ceilteach.
> "Once upon a time, long, long ago, in a kingdom far, far away, there lived a
> little prince..."