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Celtic Women: Women in Celtic Society and Literature

Celtic Women Women in Celtic Society and Literature Drawing on literary mythological legal and historical sources Peter Berresford Ellis sets out to explore the reality behind the myriad images we hold today His Celtic Women provides a balanced and

  • Title: Celtic Women: Women in Celtic Society and Literature
  • Author: Peter Berresford Ellis
  • ISBN: 9780802838087
  • Page: 347
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Drawing on literary, mythological, legal, and historical sources, Peter Berresford Ellis sets out to explore the reality behind the myriad images we hold today His Celtic Women provides a balanced and informed perspective on the position of women in Celtic society and asks how much of this ancient culture has filtered down through the ages Ellis examines the concept of tDrawing on literary, mythological, legal, and historical sources, Peter Berresford Ellis sets out to explore the reality behind the myriad images we hold today His Celtic Women provides a balanced and informed perspective on the position of women in Celtic society and asks how much of this ancient culture has filtered down through the ages Ellis examines the concept of the Mother Goddess origin of the Celts as well as the pantheon of women in Celtic mythology from Etain and Emer, and Macha and Medb, to Rhiannon and Gwenhwyvar Guinevere He also discusses a wide range of important historical personalities Although Boudicca Boadicea is often cited as the most powerful historical Celtic female figure the one who led southern Britain in insurrection against the Romans Ellis shows that she was by no means unique The results of Ellis s engaging study show that Celtic society undoubtedly maintained an order in which women were harmoniously balanced in relation to men Beside the repressive male dominance of classic Mediterranean society, the position of women in Celtic myth, law, and early history seems to have constituted an ideal Celtic women could govern took prominent sometimes the highest roles in political, religious, and artistic life could own property could divorce and were even expected to fight alongside men in battles It was not until the Celts encounter and conflict with the alien values of the Roman and Germanic cultures and the arrival of Western Christianity that the rights of women began to erode.

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    1 thought on “Celtic Women: Women in Celtic Society and Literature

    1. Excellent, studious book exploring the role women played in the Celtic world. Can get a bit parched in some of the passages, but overall a fascinating read. The obscure names of ancient Celts are entertaining enough.

    2. A good informative book about Celtic women. For sure Peter B. Ellis is able to present and treat this theme and bring 'celtic women' into discussion much better than other authors such as Jean Markale or M.Condren for example. The book is specially good if you don't know much about historical detail and is not familiar with the Ancient and Medieval sources.However Ellis's work is full of problems. He gives constantly too much emphasis on some aspects and neglect other important ones, and I guess [...]

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