The Bretons

The Bretons

by Patrick Galliou, Michael Jones
     
 

This book draws upon a wide range of archaeological and literary material to provide a history of one of the most distinctive and individualistic regions of France and its people, from prehistoric times to the present. Focusing upon such themes as trade, settlement, agriclture, transport, population, religion, art and languages, the authors explore the

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This book draws upon a wide range of archaeological and literary material to provide a history of one of the most distinctive and individualistic regions of France and its people, from prehistoric times to the present. Focusing upon such themes as trade, settlement, agriclture, transport, population, religion, art and languages, the authors explore the characteristics of a society which has combined peoples from two different linguistic and cultural traditions in a long-enduring political union.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Excellent. An ideal and thoroughly readable introduction." History

"It is extremely useful to have a survey of Breton history and archaeology available in English; it is well illustrated, with 40 well-chosen plates and 26 figures, and there is a valuable bibliography. Will be of considerable assistance to university teachers of medieval history." French History

"A very readable - and at times - fascinating account of one of the most individualistic regions of France." Modern and Contemporary France

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631201052
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/10/1996
Series:
Peoples of Europe Series
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.15(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Patrick Galliou is Reader at the Université de Bretagne Occidentale (Brest) and also teaches at the Université of Haute Bretagne (Rennes). Most of his published work concerns Iron Age and Roman Brittany, and he is currently involved in a major survey of North-Western Gaul.

Michael Jones is Professor of Medieval French History at the University of Nottingham. For some years he has been involved in a major multidisciplinary study of Breton seigneurial buildings, and he has also worked on the Romanesque town house of Cluny. He is Editor of Nottingham Medieval Studies and of Volume VI of the New Cambridge Medieval History.

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