Blood of the Celts

The New Ancestral Story


A vivid and compelling voyage of discovery from the deepest origins of the ancient Celts to the modern Celtic Revival


ISBN: 9780500295878 Category:

Jean Manco


The heritage of the Celts turns up from Portugal to Romania, from Scotland to Spain. Yet debate continues about who exactly were the Celts, where ultimately they came from, and whether the modern Celtic-speakers of the British Isles and Brittany are related to the Continental Celts we know from ancient history. So a fresh approach is needed. Blood of the Celts meets this challenge, pulling together evidence from genetics, archaeology, history and linguistics in an accessible and illuminating way, taking the reader on a voyage of discovery from the origins of the ancient Celts to the modern Celtic Revival, with some startling results.

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Weight 235 g
Dimensions 13 x 19.6 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 3 September 2020
Number of pages 240
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 13 x 19.6 cm
Weight 235 g


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Jean Manco was a building historian who trained within an archaeological unit and applied an interdisciplinary approach to her work. She is also the author of Ancestral Journeys and The Origins of the Anglo-Saxons, both published by Thames & Hudson.