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Celts
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Concept

1. Today's denotation of the concept Celtic (from ‘Celts’; Gk., Keltoi, Galatai; Lat., Celtae, Galli), from the soccer team to harp music, can be seen as the product of a lengthy, repeatedly interrupted history of its reception. Generally, the concept designates at least three distinct stocks of content: (a) certain ethnic groupings, (b) an Indo-European language group (Irish, Gaelic, Welsh, and Breton are still …

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Kurre, Silvia, “Celts”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 21 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5287_bdr_COM_00069>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223



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