Image de l'éditeur

From Carnac To Callanish: The Prehistoric Stone Rows of Britain, Ireland, and Brittany

Burl, Dr. Aubrey

8 avis par Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0300055757 / ISBN 13: 9780300055757
Edité par Yale University Press
Etat : Fine Couverture rigide
Vendeur Broad Street Books (Branchville, NJ, Etats-Unis)

Vendeur AbeBooks depuis 16 octobre 2008

Quantité : 1

Acheter D'occasion
Prix: EUR 39,26 Autre devise
Livraison : EUR 3,35 Vers Etats-Unis Destinations, frais et délais
Ajouter au panier

A propos de cet article

0300055757 Hardcover with dust jacket. Book is in excellent condition, text is unmarked and pages are tight. N° de réf. du libraire B16449

Poser une question au libraire

Détails bibliographiques

Titre : From Carnac To Callanish: The Prehistoric ...

Éditeur : Yale University Press

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :Fine

A propos de ce titre

Synopsis :

Lines of standing stones have until now been the neglected wonders of prehistoric Europe. From the multitude of great pillars at Carnac to the elegance of the avenue that leads to the stone circle of Callanish in the Hebrides, visitors have stared in awe but departed in ignorance. There has been nothing to inform them.
From Carnac to Callanish, the first book on the subject, describes the types, which range from pairs of isolated stones in the far south-west of Ireland to networks of long lines in Scotland, Dartmoor and Brittany, in a sequence of architectural chapters that stress the increasing social and commercial connections between regions hundreds of miles apart. Information about excavations, megalithic art, astronomical analyses, legends, all these are used to provide explanations of why the rows were erected, when, and what was their purpose. The book contains a history of research from late mediaeval times to the present day; offers a chronology for the development of the lines from Neolithic times around 3500 BC, to the middle of the Bronze Age a hundred generations later; and reveals how early processional avenues leading to stone circles developed into multiple lines that were added to systematically over many generations before the tradition culminated in simple cult centres for families, easy to put up, yet containing delicate sightlines to the sun or moon.
Scholarship and vivid evocation are combined to present a narrative that is as accessible to the enthusiast as the expert, and the text is augmented by distribution maps, statistical tables, plans and diagrams, as well as numerous photographs which illustrate the magnificence of these splendid but enigmatic rows.

About the Author:

Aubrey Burl was until his retirement Principal Lecturer in Archaeology at Hull College of Higher Education.

Les informations fournies dans la section « A propos du livre » peuvent faire référence à une autre édition de ce titre.

Description de la librairie

We run a small book shop. If you have any questions about a particular book, please feel free to ask. Thanks for checking out my shop ...

Visitez la page d?accueil du vendeur

Conditions de vente :

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web
sites. If you're
dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as Described/Damaged) or if
the order hasn't
arrived, you're eligible for a refund within 30 days of the estimated delivery
date. If you've changed
your mind about a book that you've ordered, please use the Ask bookseller a
question link to contact
us and we'll respond within 2 business days.

Conditions de livraison :

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

Afficher le catalogue du vendeur

Modes de paiement
acceptés par le vendeur

Visa Mastercard American Express Carte Bleue