The Stone Circles of Britain, Ireland, and Brittany / Edition 2

The Stone Circles of Britain, Ireland, and Brittany / Edition 2

by Aubrey Burl
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300083475

ISBN-13: 9780300083477

Pub. Date: 07/28/2000

Publisher: Yale University Press

A substantially revised edition of Aubrey Burl's The Stone Circles of the British Isles , now out of print. This classic study of stone circles discusses the stone circle tradition, their construction, meaning and function, and their abandonment. It includes a new interpretation of Stonehenge and Callanish, and includes many well known and lesser known examples. The

Overview

A substantially revised edition of Aubrey Burl's The Stone Circles of the British Isles , now out of print. This classic study of stone circles discusses the stone circle tradition, their construction, meaning and function, and their abandonment. It includes a new interpretation of Stonehenge and Callanish, and includes many well known and lesser known examples. The gazetteer of sites is arranged geographically and includes information on the many different theories about the meaning of the circles, recent radiocarbon dates and evidence from new excavations. A classic study, although you may find that many of the ideas have already been presented in Burl's other books.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300083477
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2000
Edition description:
New Revised Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
7.89(w) x 10.36(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Preface x
Acknowledgements xiii
Time Chart xiv
A Note on Dating xvi
Introduction 1(14)
Early Work on Stone Circles
15(7)
The Origins of Stone Circles
22(21)
The Construction of a Stone Circle
43(21)
Function: Calendars, Cults and Sex
64(13)
The Earliest Stone Circles
77(10)
Sanctuaries and Depots: Rings with a Difference
87(16)
The Stone Circles of Cumbria
103(24)
The Stone Circles of Northern Ireland and the Wicklows
127(20)
The Stone Circles of Western and South-Western England
147(28)
The Stone Circles of Wales
175(19)
The Stone Circles of Western and Northern Scotland
194(21)
The Stone Circles of North-Eastern Scotland
215(28)
The Stone Circles of Central and South-Western Scotland
243(19)
The Stone Circles of the Republic of Ireland
262(21)
The Stone Circles of Eastern Britain: from Fife to Oxfordshire
283(24)
The Stone Circles of Wessex
307(24)
The Megalithic Enclosures of Brittany
331(18)
Stonehenge
349(27)
Appendix C-14 Assays from Stone Circles 376(2)
Bibliographical Abbreviations 378(2)
Notes 380(13)
County Gazetteer 393(45)
Bibliography 438(20)
Index 458

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