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Ellis, Peter Berresford

Overview
Works: 85 works in 582 publications in 5 languages and 16,126 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Fiction  Biography  Folklore  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: BL910, 936.4
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Most widely held works by Peter Berresford Ellis
The Druids by Peter Berresford Ellis( Book )

27 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this compelling and highly reliable study of the Druids, respected Celtic scholar Peter Berresford Ellis sifts through the historical evidence and, with reference to the latest archaeological and etymological findings, gives the first authentic account of who the mysterious Druids were and what role they played in Celtic society." "The Druids emerge as the intellectual caste of ancient Celtic society. They were the doctors, the lawyers, the ambassadors, the advisers to kings. They also had a religious function. Ellis describes the special Druidic training, their philosophy, their belief in auguries, and their intriguing origins. He also shows that the current "New Age" image of the Druids as benevolent wizards comes from a woefully inadequate interpretation of the facts."--Jacket
A dictionary of Irish mythology by Peter Berresford Ellis( Book )

41 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celtic women : women in Celtic society and literature by Peter Berresford Ellis( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 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 Celtic empire : the first millennium of Celtic history, c. 1000 BC-51 AD by Peter Berresford Ellis( Book )

43 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the Irish working class by Peter Berresford Ellis( Book )

40 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictionary of Celtic mythology by Peter Berresford Ellis( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book encompasses mythological stories and figures and significant variants of both from all six Celtic cultures: Irish, Welsh, Scottish, Manx, Cornish, and Breton
Celt and Roman : the Celts of Italy by Peter Berresford Ellis( Book )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explains the historical factors behind Rome's overt racial prejudice against the Celts and shows at the same time the important Celtic contribution to the development of Roman culture - in weaponry and warfare, in transport technology and, above all, in the Celtic contribution to early Latin literature
Hell or Connaught! : the Cromwellian colonisation of Ireland, 1652-1660 by Peter Berresford Ellis( Book )

25 editions published between 1975 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cromwell's ruthless colonisation of Ireland is a story of cruelty and terror which still reverberates after more than three hundred years. Peter Berresford Ellis's acclaimed account of the period chillingly recreates 'the curse of Cromwell' the executions and mass transportations, the confiscation of lands and the banishment of Irish landowners 'to Hell or Connaught'. -- Publisher description
Caesar's invasion of Britain by Peter Berresford Ellis( Book )

22 editions published between 1978 and 1996 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At 9 am on 25 August 55 BC, eighty warships and transports lay at anchor under the shadow of the South Foreland cliffs. Looking up at the cliff-tops, the Roman commander, Caius Julius Caesar, saw thousands of British warriors from all the tribes of the South, ready to resist with force the imperialism of Rome. Caesar's Invasion of Britain does much more than tell the story of the abortive invasions of 55 and 54 BC. The book surveys the cultural achievements, religious practices, government, economy, and military organization of the British Celts. It shows that the Britons were not crude, woad-painted savages but members of a complex and cultured society. It tells of the campaign plans of Caesar and the preparations of the defenders of Britain. It reveals how a set conflict soon changed to a guerrilla war, and how each side countered new military methods introduced by the enemy. Finally, it shows how, by a combination of British tactical sense and good luck, the Romans were forced to abandon their invasion and leave Britain in peace for another century
H. Rider Haggard : a voice from the infinite by Peter Berresford Ellis( Book )

13 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Connolly : selected writings by James Connolly( Book )

13 editions published between 1973 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chronicles of the Celts : new tellings of their myths and legends by Peter Berresford Ellis( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Chronicles of the Celts is a new collection of the stirring sagas of gods and goddesses, heroes and heroines, magical weapons, fabulous beasts and entities from the ancient Celtic world."--Jacket
The Cornish language and its literature by Peter Berresford Ellis( Book )

11 editions published in 1974 in English and Multiple languages and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erin's blood royal : the Gaelic noble dynasties of Ireland by Peter Berresford Ellis( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celtic myths and legends by Peter Berresford Ellis( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Celtic myths and legends from Irish, Scots, Welsh, Cornish, Manx, and Breton sources
The rising of the moon : a novel of the Fenian invasion of Canada by Peter Berresford Ellis( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eyewitness to Irish history by Peter Berresford Ellis( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparing the readings compiled here to snapshots, the renowned Celtic scholar Peter Berresford Ellis offers what, in essence, is a family photo album of Ireland and the Irish people - beginning with Golamh, the legendary leader of the band of Iberian Celts who settled the island more than three thousand years ago, as told in the Lebor Gabala Erenn, or Book of Invasions, and concluding with gripping firsthand accounts by those on both sides of the bloody civil conflict in Northern Ireland."
The Boyne Water : the Battle of the Boyne, 1690 by Peter Berresford Ellis( Book )

15 editions published between 1976 and 1989 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En beskrivelse af slaget ved Boyne i Irland 1690, hvor den katolske engelske kong Jacob 2., der i 1689 var blevet afsat af parlamentet, og hans hær blev besejret af Wilhelm 3. af Oranien, der blev engelsk konge. Under slaget spillede danske auxiliærtropper en betydelig rolle, de var af den danske kong Christian 5. blevet udlejet til Wilhelm 3. af Oranien
Celtic inheritance by Peter Berresford Ellis( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 1994 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ancient world of the Celts by Peter Berresford Ellis( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Celt people - their history and their myths, their artwork and treasures. Masterpeices in metal work and stone carvings, glassware and jewelry. an overview of their world
 
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The Druids
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Berresford, Peter Ellis

Ellis P. B.

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Ellis, P. Berresford

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Ellis, P. Berresford (Peter Berresford), 1943-

Ellis Peter Berresford

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MacAlan, Peter.

Peter Berresford Ellis britisk historikar og skribent

Peter Berresford Ellis britisk historiker og skribent

Peter Berresford Ellis Brits schrijver

Peter Berresford Ellis brittisk historiker och författare

Peter Tremayne anglický historik a spisovatel

Peter Tremayne écrivain britannique

Peter Tremayne englischer Historiker und Krimi-Autor

Peter Tremayne scrittore britannico

Tremayne, Peter.

Тремейн П

Тремейн П. 1943 -

Тримэйн, Питер

엘리스, 피터 비어스포드 1943-

트레메인, 피터 1943-

エリス, P. ベアレスフォード

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Celtic women : women in Celtic society and literatureThe Celtic empire : the first millennium of Celtic history, c. 1000 BC-51 ADA history of the Irish working classDictionary of Celtic mythologyCelt and Roman : the Celts of ItalyHell or Connaught! : the Cromwellian colonisation of Ireland, 1652-1660Caesar's invasion of BritainJames Connolly : selected writings