New York, NY, May 28, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Kultur announces the DVD release of The Celts, an informative and entertaining series of six programs on 2 DVDs that details the fascinating history and culture of the Celts. The Celts were the first European people north of the Alps to rise from anonymity. Wild and ferocious, they were also romantics and mystics and they shared a family of languages that are now the oldest living tongues of Europe. Their story is one of survival, defiance and creativity often in the face of oppression.
The episodes in this series include:
In The Beginning
Who were the Celts, and what made their culture so distinctive?
The mysteries of the Celts are made more complex by the absence of ancient Celtic written records.
Heroes In Defeat
Celtic culture was to spread to cover an area stretching from the Mediterranean to the North Sea. Soon after 400 B.C. Celtic tribes erupted over the Alps and attacked Rome and Delphi.
The Sacred Groves
The Celts are surrounded by an aura of romance and mysticism, and echoes of the past still resonate today. Many of the traditional feast dates of Western Civilization have their roots in the pagan Celtic past.
From Camelot To Christ
Arthur, succeeded in repelling the Anglo-Saxon advance, but who was he, and did he even exist at all? The mystical Celtic world represented by Arthur is now linked with the Christian missionaries.
Legend And Reality
The year 1066 marks the coming of the Normans, the new enemies
of the Celts. From the eleventh century the Celtic nations faced gradual absorption and assimilation by their powerful neighbors England and France.
A Dead Song?
The word "Celt" first appeared in 1707, the year of the union of Scotland with England. Two conflicting forces drove the Celts wherever they settled—to be absorbed or to retain their own identity It is the story of a near mythical people whose culture has contributed so much to Western Civilization yet left no written record.
Street Date: June 29, 2010
Run Time: 303 minutes
Territory: U.S. and Canada--Region 1
More information on this release and other Kultur DVDs can be found online at www.kultur.com
Contact for Further Information:
Kultur International Films