Paperback ´ Celtic Sexuality ePUB Ú

Paperback ´ Celtic Sexuality ePUB Ú


Celtic Sexuality [Reading] ➻ Celtic Sexuality ➱ Peter Cherici – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk This study of the sexuality of the early Celts is told against the background of European history during the first millennium AD While the Celts remained relatively isolated in the British Isles, they This study of the sexuality of the early Celts is told against the background of European history during the first millennium AD While the Celts remained relatively isolated in the British Isles, they developed unique sexual customs and practices Men and women enjoyed marriages with multiple partners and rough sexual equality, and their laws reflected not what people should do, but what they did do However, the Celtic way of life could not endure in isolation Saxon invaders hungry for conquest swept across Celtic Britain, seemingly bent on genocide Christian missionaries established outposts in the Celtic lands, competing with the traditional beliefs of the druids Celtic society had to adapt to meet the new and confusing conditions found in the world As new viewpoints seeped into Celtic life, they gradually altered their perception of sexuality This book explores the impact of sexuality on war, politics, law and spirituality Far from limiting itself to the distant past, it provides an examination of the human condition by emphasising that the early Celts were little different from the men and women who walked the earth after them.


10 thoughts on “Celtic Sexuality

  1. Faith Justice Faith Justice says:

    This was a reread for research and I realized why nothing stuck from the first time I was expecting the sexual practices and archaeology from pre historic Celts across Europe, but this was basically how Christianity ruined sex for the Irish There was a chapter on earlier practices based primarily on oral tradition and Irish myths, but little of archaeology merit Most of the book is based in the historic period and most of that during the Christian era Probably good for what it is, but it was This was a reread for research and I realized why nothing stuck from the first time I was expecting the sexual practices and archaeology from pre historic Celts across Europe, but this was basically how Christianity ruined sex for the Irish There was a chapter on earlier practices based primarily on oral tradition and Irish myths, but little of archaeology merit Most of the book is based in the historic period and most of that during the Christian era Probably good for what it is, but it was a disappointment for what I was looking for The back matter is misleading Celtic Sexuality is an excitingly fresh but scholarly look at ancient Celtic society concentrating on its attitudes towards sexual relations Polemic but well researched, the author s arguments are sensible and convincingThis work must surely join that small collection of essential studies on early Celtic society


  2. Johanne Johanne says:

    Fascinating particularly on the back of reading Barbarians Its an interesting meander through the development of Christianity, largely in Ireland, and thus its impact on and contrast with Celtic culture Given that sexuality is a huge issue for Christianity cults based on virgins, endless debate even now over whether homosexuality is acceptable etc its hardly surprising that the the coming of Christianity had a huge negative impact on both women and sex love passion in Celtic culture Whils Fascinating particularly on the back of reading Barbarians Its an interesting meander through the development of Christianity, largely in Ireland, and thus its impact on and contrast with Celtic culture Given that sexuality is a huge issue for Christianity cults based on virgins, endless debate even now over whether homosexuality is acceptable etc its hardly surprising that the the coming of Christianity had a huge negative impact on both women and sex love passion in Celtic culture Whilst I don t hold with the often over romanticised view of the Celts Ireland this is an interesting read on what was lost and how middle eastern desert dwelling ascetics with weird hang ups have severely impacted on Western culture


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