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The Complete 6 Episode 1987 Joint Scotland, Wales And Irish TV Documentary Series On The History Of The Celts And Gaelic Culture, Written And Presented By Irish Journalist And Novelist Frank Delaney, Author Of The New York Times Best Selling Book "Ireland", And Music Composed And Performed By Four Time Grammy Award Winning Irish Singer-Songwriter Enya, Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS In An Archival Quality 3 Disc All Regions Format DVD Set! (Color, 6 Parts Of 45 Minutes Each.) #Celts #CelticHistory #TheCelts #Gaelic #GaelicHistory #Archaeology #Ireland #Irish #Scotland #Scots #Wales #Welsh #Britain #British #Britons #CelticBritons #GreatBritain #Brittany #Cornwall #Cornish #Bretons #Catalonia #Catalans #BasqueCountry #Basques #Art #Religion #Nationalism #PanCelticism #Folklore #CulturalIdentity #TVSeries #FrankDelaney #Enya #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive
Episode One: The Man With The Golden Shoes (Archeology) | Episode Two: The Birth Of Nations (Celtic Nations)
Episode Three: A Pagan Trinity (Folklore, Religion, Christianity) | Episode Four: The Open Ended Curve (Artistic Tradition)
Episode Five: The Final Conflict (Cultural Identity, Nationalism) | Episode Six: The Legacy (The Prisoner, Heritage, Pan-Celticism)
The Celts are a collection of Indo-European peoples in parts of Europe and Anatolia identified by their use of the Celtic languages and other cultural similarities. Historic Celtic groups included the Gauls, Celtiberians, Gallaecians, Galatians, Britons, Gaels, and their offshoots. The relationship between ethnicity, language and culture in the Celtic world is unclear and controversial. In particular, there is dispute over the ways in which the Iron Age inhabitants of Britain and Ireland should be regarded as Celts. The history of pre-Celtic Europe and Celtic origins are debated. According to one theory, the proto-Celtic language arose in the Late Bronze Age Urnfield culture of central Europe, which flourished from around 1200 BC. This theory links the Celts with the Iron Age Hallstatt culture which followed it (c. 800-450 BC), named for the rich grave finds in Hallstatt, Austria. Therefore, this area of central Europe is sometimes called the "Celtic homeland". It proposes that by the following La Tene cultural period (c. 450 BC onward), named after the La Tene site in Switzerland, Celtic culture had spread westward by diffusion or migration to France and the Low Countries (Gauls), the British Isles (Insular Celts), the Iberian Peninsula (Celtiberians, Gallaecians, Celtici) and northern Italy (Lepontii and Cisalpine Gauls). Another theory suggests that proto-Celtic arose earlier in the Atlantic Bronze Age coastal area and spread eastward. Following the Celtic settlement of Southeast Europe, Celtic culture reached as far east as central Anatolia in modern Turkey. The earliest undisputed examples of Celtic language are the Lepontic inscriptions from the 6th century BC. Continental Celtic languages are attested almost exclusively through inscriptions and place-names. Insular Celtic languages are attested from the 4th century AD in Ogham inscriptions, although they were clearly being spoken much earlier. Celtic literary tradition begins with Old Irish texts around the 8th century AD. Elements of Celtic mythology are recorded in early Irish and early Welsh literature. Most written evidence of the early Celts comes from Greco-Roman writers, who often grouped the Celts as barbarian tribes. They followed an ancient Celtic religion overseen by druids. The Celts were often in conflict with the Romans, such as in the Roman-Gallic wars, the Celtiberian Wars, the conquest of Gaul and conquest of Britain. By the 1st century AD, most Celtic territories had become part of the Roman Empire. By c.500, due to Romanization and the migration of Germanic tribes, Celtic culture had mostly become restricted to Ireland, western and northern Britain, and Brittany. Between the 5th and 8th centuries, the Celtic-speaking communities in these Atlantic regions emerged as a reasonably cohesive cultural entity. They had a common linguistic, religious and artistic heritage that distinguished them from surrounding cultures. Insular Celtic culture diversified into that of the Gaels (Irish, Scots and Manx) and the Celtic Britons (Welsh, Cornish, and Bretons) of the medieval and modern periods. A modern Celtic identity was constructed as part of the Romanticist Celtic Revival in Britain, Ireland, and other European territories such as Galicia. Today, Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Welsh, and Breton are still spoken in parts of their former territories, while Cornish and Manx are undergoing a revival.