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Title: Ancient Celtic Placenames in Europe and Asia Minor
Written By: Patrick Sims-Williams
Series Title: Publications of the Philological Society

An original study revealing the history of place-names from Ireland to
Anatolia, from Scotland to the Apennines, and from to Andalusia the Black
Seas. Includes numerous original maps and uncovers new methodology for
linguistic geography.
Uses a dataset of over 20,000 names recorded by Greek and Latin authors
such as Polybius, Caesar and Tacitus and by early geographers such as
Strabo, Pliny, Ptolemy and the Ravenna Cosmographer. A significant work for
archaeologists, historians and philologists studying the early distribution
of Celtic and other Indo-European languages.

List of maps
1. Introduction
2. A Database Approach
3. The Long Arm of Coincidence
4. Selected Celtic-Looking Strings and Elements
5. The distribution of the Selected Celtic-Looking Elements
6. The Extent of Celtic Names: i. Northern Europe (above 48 latitude)
7. The Extent of Celtic Names: ii. Central Europe (latitudes 44-47)
8. The Extent of Celtic Names: iii. Southern Europe (latitude 43 and southwar
9. The Extent of Celtic Names: iv. Asia Minor (west of longitude +35) with
v. Note on Remaining Areas around the Mediterranean (north of latitude 35
and west of longitude +35)
10. The Extent of Celtic Names: vi. Africa and Asia (south of latitude 35
and east of longitude +35)
11. The Extent of Celtic Names: Summary
12. Prospects for Further Research
Index of Place-Names

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1405145706
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 420
Prices: AUS $ 75.95
Europe EURO 22.99
U.S. $ 39.95