Table of Contents:
- The Modern Celtic Nations
- The Ancient Celts
- Genetic Studies
- The Origin of the Celts and their Relation to the Basques
The early history of Europe is dominated by the Greeks and Romans, with their hugely impressive achievements not only in conquest but also in science, philosophy, art, and culture. Since the romantic period during the Age of Enlightenment in the 18th and 19th centuries other ethnolinguistic groups, such as the ancient Germanic tribes and their later cousins, the Vikings, have joined them in the limelight. The same is true for the Celts, although it doesn’t seem to be entirely clear who exactly ‘the Celts’ were, or are, as opposed to the other peoples of early Europe.
There are the modern self-proclaimed Celtic nations of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, with the…
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