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  • By Steppe, Desert, and Ocean: The Birth of Eurasia

    By Barry Cunliffe

    Our Price: $49.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780199689170
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: November 2015
    We live in a globalized world, but mobility is nothing new. Barry Cunliffe tells the story of how humans first started building the globalized world we know today. Set on a huge continental stage, from Europe to China, it covers over 10,000 years, from the origins of farming around 9000 BC to the expansion of the Mongols in the thirteenth century AD.An unashamedly "big history" based on the latest archaeological evidence, By Steppe, Desert, and Ocean charts nothing less than the growth of European, Near Eastern, and Chinese civilizations. It is the story of the "connective tissue" through which people, trade, and ideas flowed between these civilizations over the course of ten millennia - the Indian Ocean, the Silk Roads, and the great steppe corridor. Along the way, it is also the chronicle of the rise and fall of empires, the development of maritime trade, and the shattering impact of predatory nomads on their urban neighbors. Above all, as this immense historical panorama unfolds, we begin to see in clearer focus those basic underlying factors - the acquisitive nature of humanity, the differing environments in which people live, and the dislocating effect of even slight climatic variation - that have driven change throughout the ages and help us better understand our world today.
  • Celts: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions Series)

    By Barry Cunliffe

    Our Price: $11.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192804181
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: August 2003
    (A Very Short Introduction series). This essential survey ranges from herodotus to Breton bagpipe festivals, and show how the Celts have been harnessed in support of both the European Union and Scottish and Welsh devolution. Further Reading, Index. 161p.
  • Druids: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

    By Barry Cunliffe

    Our Price: $11.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780199539406
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
    • Published: July 2010
    The Druids have been known and discussed for at least 2400 years, first by Greek writers and later by the Romans, who came in contact with them in Gaul and Britain. According to these sources, they were a learned caste who officiated in religious ceremonies, taught the ancient wisdoms, and were revered as philosophers. But few figures flit so elusively through history, and the Druids remain enigmatic and puzzling to this day. In this Very Short Introduction, one of the leading authorities on British archaeology, Barry Cunliffe, takes the reader on a fast-paced look at the ever-fascinating story of the Druids, as seen in the context of the times and places in which they practiced. Sifting through the evidence, Cunliffe offers an expert's best guess as to what can be said and what can't be said about the Druids, discussing the origins of the Druids and the evidence for their beliefs and practices, why the nature of the druid caste changed quite dramatically over time, and how successive generations have seen them in very different ways.
  • Europe Between the Oceans: 9000 BC-AD 1000

    By Barry Cunliffe

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780300170863
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: April 2011
    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.
  • Extraordinary Voyage of Pytheas the Greek

    By Barry Cunliffe

    Our Price: $14.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780142002544
    • Publisher: PENGUIN USA
    • Published: February 2003
    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.
  • Fishbourne Roman Palace

    By Barry Cunliffe

    Our Price: $39.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780752414089
    • Publisher: Trafalgar Square
    • Published: December 2000
  • Iron Age Communities in Britain

    By Barry Cunliffe

    Our Price: $63.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780415562928
    • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    • Published: October 2009
  • Oxford Illustrated History of Prehistoric Europe

    By Barry Cunliffe

    Our Price: $34.95
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192854414
    • Publisher: Oxford Univerity Press
    • Published: May 2001
  • Prehistoric Europe: An Illustrated History

    By Barry Cunliffe

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780192880635
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: May 1998
    Ranging from the earliest settlements through the emergence of Minoan civilization to the barbarian world at the end of the Roman Empire, Prehistoric Europe provides a fascinating look at how successive cultures adapted to the landscape of Europe. In synthesizing the diverse findings of archeology, Barry Cunliffe and a team of distinguished experts capture the sweeping movements of peoples, the spread of agriculture, the growth of metal working, and the rise and fall of cultures. For centuries, we knew little of the European civilizations that preceded classical Greece or arose outside of the Roman Empire, beyond ancient myths and the writings of Roman observers. Now the most recent discoveries of archeology have been synthesized into one exciting volume. Featuring hundreds of stunning photographs, this book provides the most complete account available of the prehistory of European civilization.
  • The Ancient Celts

    By Barry Cunliffe

    Our Price: $23.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140254228
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: March 2000
    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.
  • The Ancient Celts

    By Barry Cunliffe

    Our Price: $27.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780198150107
    • Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    • Published: September 1997
    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.
  • The Celtic World

    By Barry Cunliffe

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780070149182
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Company
    • Published: January 1979
  • The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology

    By Barry Cunliffe

    Our Price: $150.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780199271016
    • Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
    • Published: June 2009
  • The Penguin Illustrated History of Britain and Ireland (Penguin Reference Books)

    By Barry Cunliffe

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140514841
    • Publisher: Penguin
    • Published: 2004
    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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