Beyond the fringe

Although the word “Celtoscepticism”, contrasting with “Celtomania”, first appeared in print in 1998, sceptical books about “the Celts” were around long before that. A few, such as Malcolm Chapman’s The Celts: The construction of a myth (1992), were salutary, still a tonic to read. Others have left readers as confused as the authors themselves. This … Read more