Celtic Curses

    Celtic Curses

    Bernard Mees

    Boydell 2009

    Hardback 236pp

    9781843834571   Product Code: 98807

    When we throw coins into wishing wells we continue an ancient Celtic tradition, described by the Romans, of dedicating offerings in holy springs and rivers. Bernard Mees's comparative philological study focuses on one kind of votive object found across the Celtic world, from the Alpine regions to Britain - lead tablets which carry binding curses written in Latin or Old Celtic. He also examines the possible influence of such imprecations in the saintly maledictions of the early medieval period.

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