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  • The Celtic World

  • By: The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Professor Jennifer Paxton PhD
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
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Following the surge of interest and pride in Celtic identity since the 19th century, much of what we thought we knew about the Celts has been radically transformed. In The Celtic World, discover the incredible story of the Celtic-speaking peoples, whose art, language, and culture once spread from Ireland to Austria. This series of 24 enlightening lectures explains the traditional historical view of who the Celts were, then contrasts it with brand-new evidence from DNA analysis and archeology that totally changes our perspective on where the Celts came from.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I wish this had a different title

  • By Kindle Customer on 06-20-18

Poorly Structured, mediocre performance.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-19-18

The Subject is of course interesting, but this course cannot decide if it is for neophytes or experts. IT is overly broad in some places, and in other places it spends time refuting obscure scholarly points of view. In the end is wastes a lot of time, and becomes a scant overview. It would do better to decide who this is for, and choose a narrower version of this topic.

Structure is also an issue. Dr Paxton, has a verbal tick, where she points out the overall structure of her lecture, over, and over, and over. I began to twitch every time I heard her refection one subject, and then spend time explaining when she would talk about it. We get its a lecture. If you reference something, we assume you're going to talk about it. You dont need to tell me when.

Anyways, I wouldnt recommend this lecture. Overly long, both too specific and non specific, and wastefully structured.

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