creates a world on the margins of Europe, independent of the limitiations imposed by time.
In a sense race theory and Celticism are negative and positive approaches to a similar idea--that of race, now generally discredited.
Peter Gray concludes that of all the ideas reviewed in the book, it was Celticism that cast the longest shadow, even if, as has been shown by recent scholarship, it was largely based on a myth.
Indeed modern Celticism is arguably as real to many as any other ethnic identity.
Modern insular Celticism was indeed largely initiated in the English 'core', at Oxford; but by a Welsh patriot, Edward Lhuyd (or Lhwyd), second Keeper of the Ashmolean Museum (Emery 1971).
Far from being a simple discovery, or unadorned objective scientific interpretation, the creation of the idea of shared Celticism had a strong political subtext from the moment of its birth.
Ideas of national traits embedded within a discourse of Celticism
is also apparent in the comments of Knut Jungbohn Clement in 1845 who is keen to show that the Celt (almost by definition) cannot possess "true genius and wit.
The 'world' also takes in Africa and India, in essays on Celticism
and Negritude which place Irish experience in a comparative context.
The second and by far the longest chapter considers the implications of the co-emergence of Celticism
and Orientalism in Ireland.
Part Two comprises a lengthy discussion of the relationship between Orientalism and the nascent Celticism in Ireland, including the academic, philological, and political debates that enlivened literary appropriations of the Irish-Orient connection.
Alongside the emergent academic and literary Celticism, Irish Orientalism increasingly took on an antimaterial aspect, furthering its anticolonial possibilities of uniting borderlands by bypassing the imperial metropole.
His investigation of Pokorny's education and papers leads him to the reverse cause and effect: he was initially attracted to Celticism
by a youthful love of Goethe and Macpherson, and like Windisch, Thurneysen, and Meyer, he became intellectually fascinated with Celticism
This scholarly interest led him to his passionate sympathy with Ireland's claim to national independence.
Monsewer is deliberately impossible to 'place', wavering between a kilt-wearing, bagpipe-playing, Gaelic-speaking epitome of Celticism
and a contrary image of empire loyalism, who beckons in song for us to 'praise God that we're white.
RODRIGUEZ GONZALEZ, Olivia, 'O significado do celtismo en Vicente Risco / The significance of Celticism
in Vicente Risco', in De Toro Santos & Clark Mitchell, pp.
Folklore and Celticism
were popular niche interests within the British market, a fact which is suggested by David Nutt's publication of a parallel text edition of Hyde's collection of stories, Beside the Fire, in 1890.