A Guide to the Stone Circles of Britain, Ireland and Brittany Second Edition Aubrey Burl

Format:
Paperback
Publication date:
01 Mar 2006
ISBN:
9780300114065
Imprint:
Yale University Press
Dimensions:
276 pages: 229 x 152mm
Illustrations:
70 b-w illus.
Sales territories:
World

Categories:

This practical and knowledgeable guidebook deals comprehensively with the stone circles of Britain and Ireland and with the cromlechs and megalithic "horseshoes" of Brittany. This new edition includes a section on "Druidical" circles, romantic creations of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
"This book is not only an elegant and practical guide, it is also the best single-volume study of this extraordinary phenomenon, embracing 500 monuments from Shetland to Brittany. . . . Confident, erudite, pleasurable, this volume can be recommended as travel guide, archaeology, literature, and sheer good company."—Ian Sheperd, British Archaeology
"This is a wonderful book and is a must for anyone remotely interested in things megalithic."—Paul Walsh, Archaeology Ireland

Aubrey Burl was until his retirement principal lecturer in archaeology at Hull College of Higher Education. He is the author of numerous publications, including The Stone Circles of the British Isles, Prehistoric Avebury, and From Carnac to Callanish, all published by Yale University Press.

, Winter 2005