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- DescriptionThe story of the origins of the British and the Irish peoples, from the end of the last Ice Age around 10,000BC to the eve of the Norman Conquest - who they were, where they came from, and how they related to one another.
- Author BiographyBarry Cunliffe taught archaeology in the Universities of Bristol and Southampton and was Professor of European Archaeology at the University of Oxford from 1972 to 2008, thereafter becoming Emeritus Professor. He has excavated widely in Britain (Fishbourne, Bath, Danebury, Hengistbury Head, Brading) and in the Channel Islands, Brittany, and Spain, and has been President of the Council for British Archaeology and of the Society of Antiquaries, Governor of the Museum of London, and a Trustee of the British Museum. He is currently a Commissioner of English Heritage. His many publications include The Ancient Celts (1997), Facing the Ocean (2001), and The Druids: A Very Short Introduction (2010), all also published by Oxford University Press. He received a knighthood in 2006.
- Author(s)Sir Barry Cunliffe
- PublisherOxford University Press
- Date of Publication18/07/2013
- GenreAncient History
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOxford University Press
- Content Note140 halftones, 152 maps and figures
- Weight1218 g
- Width190 mm
- Height246 mm
- Spine26 mm
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- sixofnine224 May, 2016by
Good roundup from a good communicator.
This is a very good summary of the current thinking about Britain's past up to the Norman Conquest. Obviously, if you need an in-depth analysis you will need to use this volume only as a starter and then get into the bibliography. Cunliffe is always clear and has produced a stimulating set of arguments and a good range of maps, photos and examples of the subject in hand. If you only have one space for a volume of British prehistory and ancient history this is a useful one to fill that space. You may not always agree with the analysis given, but it will encourage you to dig deeper!
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