'The theory and arguments clearly set out in this important work deserve to be widely read.' - Andrew Fitzpatrick, University of Leicester, Antiquity, Vol 89 Issue 344
'Manuel Fernández-Götz's book unifies in an exemplary way written and archaeological sources, and adds new explanatory depth to the emergence of ethnicity and migration. The book shows the strength of a theoretically informed interdisciplinary approach in archaeology. As such it is an outstanding contribution to our understanding of the Hallstatt and La Tène periods in Europe.' -- Professor Kristian Kristiansen, University of Gothenburg.
'Manuel Fernández-Götz's detailed study offers a wide-ranging, markedly new overview of the development of later Iron Age societies of northeastern Gaul, more particularly the Moselle-Middle Rhine sector; this is focused on the key themes of power and identity. His anthropologically-informed approach sets the developments of the period into wider perspectives, extending back to the late Hallstatt world and on to the transformations accompanying 'Romanisation'. This overview is destined to become both a key source for the comprehension of the regional record and, perhaps more importantly, a vade mecum for further consideration, both theoretical and practical, of his central topics within temperate European Iron Age studies.' -- Ian Ralston, Abercromby Professor of Prehistoric Archaeology, University of Edinburgh.
'This is an excellent addition to the long fine scholastic tradition of the area, with many new insights into Iron Age society.' -- Susan Lupack, European Journal of Archaeology