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Celts, Romans, Britons: Classical and Celtic Influence in the Construction of British Identities

Francesca Kaminski-Jones and Rhys Kaminski-Jones


This interdisciplinary volume of essays examines the real and imagined role of Classical and Celtic influence in the history of British identity formation, from late antiquity to the present day. In so doing, it makes the case for increased collaboration between the fields of Classical reception and Celtic studies, and opens up new avenues of investigation into the categories “Celtic” and “Classical”, which are presented as fundamentally interlinked and frequently interdependent. In a series of chronologically arranged chapters, beginning with the post-Roman Britons and ending with the 2016 Br ... More

Keywords: Celtic, Classical, Britain, Ireland, Roman, Reception, National Identity, Interdisciplinary

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198863076
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198863076.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Francesca Kaminski-Jones, editor
Doctoral Candidate, Royal Holloway University of London

Rhys Kaminski-Jones, editor
British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies