"The past is another country; they do things differently there." How did they do things in the medieval Celtic world? For that matter, who were "they" anyway? This course will examine a few crucial documents and review the existing evidence for daily life, law, "literature," religion, family life etc. etc. in the Celtic-speaking world from about A.D. 500-1500. We will also look at the question of our reconstruction of the Celtic past. Is the past merely an artifact of the present? How can we judge the validity of our scattered and difficult sources?