Blood of the Celts

The New Ancestral Story



ISBN: 9780500051832 Category:

Jean Manco


New discoveries in genetics have overturned the dogma of decades about the Celts. Today Celtic languages cling to life on the northwestern fringes of Europe. In the pre-Roman past Celtic was spoken across the continent and the heritage of the Celts turns up from Portugal to Romania, from Scotland to Spain. Earlier attempts to trace historical and prehistoric movements using only modern DNA from living people have been proved dramatically wrong by findings from ancient DNA.

Debate continues about who were the Celts, where 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 in an accessible and illuminating way.

Additional information

Weight 713 g
Dimensions 16.4 x 23.7 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 5 November 2015
Number of pages 240
Format Hardback
Dimensions 16.4 x 23.7 cm
Weight 713 g


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Jean Manco is the author of numerous books and articles, including The Spirit of Care: the eight-hundred year history of St John's Hospital, Bath.