List of maps. Preface. 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. Abbreviations. Bibliography. Index of Place-Names
Patrick Sims-Williams is Professor of Celtic Studies in the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and was formerly Reader in Celtic and Anglo-Saxon in the University of Cambridge. He is the author of Religion and Literature in Western England, 600-800 (1990), Britain and Early Christian Europe (1995), and The Celtic Inscriptions of Britain: Phonology and Chronology, c. 400-1200 (2003). He is a co-editor of Ptolemy: Towards a Linguistic Atlas of the Earliest Celtic Place-Names of Europe (2000) and New Approaches to Celtic Place-Names in Ptolemy?s Geography (2005), and he edits Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies. He has been a Fellow of the British Academy since 1996.
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