The Celtic Empire by Peter Berresford Ellis
The First Millennium of Celtic History, 1000BC - AD51

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European recorded history north of the Alps begins with the Celts. At their height, they stretched over the ancient world from Ireland and Britain to Turkey and Czechoslovakia, from Belgium and Gaul to Spain and Italy. They sacked Rome, invaded Greece, and even attempted to take over the Egypt of the Ptolemy pharaohs. Yet theirs was an empire without an emperor, a civilization that encompassed the continent but had no central government. To tell its history, Ellis matches his storytelling talents with the firsthand and classical accounts of the Celtic empire.

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Author and Celtic scholar Peter Berresford Ellis was born in Coventry, Warwickshire, England on March 10, 1943. Even though he received a BA and an MA in Celtic Studies, he decided to become a journalist and worked at numerous weekly newspapers throughout England and Ireland. In 1968, he published is first book Wales - A Nation Again about the Welsh struggle for political independence. One of his best known works is The Cornish Language and its Literature, which is considered the definitive history of the language. He became a full-time writer in 1975 and writes fiction under the pseudonyms Peter Tremayne and Peter MacAlan. He is the author of the Sister Fidelma Mystery series. In 1988, he received an Irish Post Award in recognition of his services to Irish historical studies.
Published September 9, 2001 by Carroll and Graf Publishers. 264 pages
Genres: History, Travel. Non-fiction

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Apparently frustrated by the lingering impression that the ancient Celts were nothing more than barbaric losers of an endless stream of battles with the Roman legions, Ellis attempts to rewrite a thousand years of history (through a.d.

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