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In this magnificent book, distinguished archaeologist Barry Cunliffe views Europe not in terms of states and shifting political boundaries but as a geographical niche particularly favored in facing many seas. These seas, and Europe's great transpeninsular rivers, ensured a rich diversity of natural resources while also encouraging the dynamic interaction of peoples across networks of communication and exchange. The development of these early Europeans is rooted in complex interplays, shifting balances, and geographic and demographic fluidity. Addenda. Illus., 241 color/61 b&w. 520p.
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Archaeologist Barry Cunliffe sees Europe not in terms of states and shifting land boundaries, but as a geographical niche particularly favored in facing many seas. These and the great transpeninsular rivers ensured a rich diversity of natural resources, and encouraged the interaction of dynamic peoples across networks of communication and exchange. The book is a tour de force that weaves together titanic concepts. Further Reading, Index, Sources of Illustrations. 518p.
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The finding in 1727 of the gilded bronze head of the Roman goddess Minerva led to the discovery of the Roman temple and of the baths. Since then archaeologists have discovered more and more about the Roman city of Aquae Sulis. In this new edition of a work first published almost 30 years ago, Professor Barry Cunliffe brings the story right up to date. He deals in detail with the temple and its precinct and with the 'curse tablets' which have been deciphered to reveal the thoughts of Roman visitors. He then explains just how the bathing establishment was organized and explores the relationship between the spa and the town. We learn what life was like for the local inhabitants as well as for the visitors, and he charts the process of decline and decay during the 300 years after the Roman period.
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The Ancient Celts

By Barry Cunliffe

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In this exploration of the nature of Celtic identity, the author presents the first thorough and up-to-date account of the archetypal barbarians from the north, feared by both the Romans and Greeks: the Celts. Through a considerationof cultural diversity, social and religious systems, art, language, law, and oral traditions, the author draws a distinction between societies which conform to an ethnic `Celtic' model and those subjected to `Celtization'.Illus., 24 color plates, 208 b&w text fig., 30 maps. 324p.
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The Ancient Celts

By Barry Cunliffe

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More than two hundred illustrationsincluding twentyfour color platesand thirty maps complement an authoritative account that draws on recent archaeological findings to trace the development of Celtic civilization and its influence on Europe past and present. Reprint.
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A history of the journey of the Greek explorer Pytheas of Massalia (new Marseille) who set out around 330 B.C. to explore Northern Europe & the British Isles. Further reading, index. B&W illus. 195p.
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Provides an account of the fourth-century B.C. expedition of Pytheas, a Greek explorer who traveled from the Greek colony of Massalia to the distant lands of northern Europe, including Britain, Denmark, and, possibly, Iceland.
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The Penguin Illustrated History of Britain and Ireland is a comprehensive guide to the eventful history of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland - from the arrival of the first humans half a million years ago right up to the present day.
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