Icons of the Iron Age

  • by Susan A. Johnston
  • Narrated by Susan A. Johnston
  • 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Lecture

Publisher's Summary

Among the most famous peoples in ancient times were the Celts, who lived in Europe during the Iron Age, from about 600 BCE into the early centuries CE. They left behind an intriguing record of physical remains that have been recovered by archaeologists, and they have continued to hold our attention as modern populations claim a Celtic identity.Using historical, archaeological, linguistic, and anthropological evidence, Professor Johnston provides an intriguing look at the ancient Celtic peoples of Europe, Britain, and Ireland.


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Thoroughly Enjoyable

There is so much speculation and hyperbole about the Celts and Celtic culture that it's difficult to separate fact from fantasy. Susan Johnston does away with the nonsense and delivers lectures that are at once scholarly and approachable.

The professor does not present anything as fact that isn't well-researched and documented, and she regularly cautions her listeners not to make assumptions based on limited information. In that regard, she serves her students well.

I admit that I was thrown by the good doctor's frequent "uhs" and "ums" for a while, but by the third lecture I found myself looking forward to them. Her sense of humor, deep knowledge and unpretentious style brings to mind some of my favorite professors.

Thank you, Dr. Johnston, for an enlightening and enjoyable lecture series. I look forward to many more.
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- Greg

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Ignoring the umm's and uh's that occur in every sentence there is some pretty good knowledge in here, like most of the modern scholar books it's very insightful, and interesting. I recommend this.

Unless that is you cant stand people saying umm... Uhh... every other word

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- Ingwe

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-30-2009
  • Publisher: Recorded Books