Mysticism, Myth and Celtic Identity

Author(s): 
Gibson, Marion
Author(s): 
Trower, Shelley
Author(s): 
Tregidga, Garry
ISBN: 
9780415628686
Date published: 
November 2012
Hardback
Price: 
£80.00

Mysticism, Myth and Celtic Identity explores how the mythical and mystical past informs national imaginations. Building on notions of invented tradition and myths of the nation, it looks at the power of narrative and fiction to shape identity, with particular reference to the British and Celtic contexts. The authors consider how aspects of the past are reinterpreted or reimagined in a variety of ways to give coherence to desired national groupings, or groups aspiring to nationhood and its ‘defence’