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    DescriptionThis is the latest from bestselling author, Graham Robb. The idea that became this book arrived one evening like an unwanted visitor. It clearly expected to stay for a long time, and I knew that its presence in my home would be extremely compromising. Treasure maps and secret paths belong to childhood. An adult scholar who sees an undiscovered ancient world reveal itself, complete with charts, instruction manual and guidebook, is bound to question the functioning of his mental equipment...When Graham Robb made plans to cycle the legendary Via Heraklea, he had no idea that the line he plotted - stretching from the south-western tip of the Iberian Peninsula, across the Pyrenees and towards the Alps - would change the way he saw a civilization. It was an ancient path that took him deep into the world of the Celts: their gods, their art, and, most of all, their sophisticated knowledge of science. Gradually, a lost map revealed itself, of an empire constructed with precision and beauty across vast tracts of Europe. Oriented according to the movements of the Celtic sun god, the map had been forgotten for almost two millennia. Its implications were astonishing. Minutely researched and rich in revelations, The Ancient Paths brings to life centuries of our distant history and reinterprets pre-Roman Europe. Told with all of Robb's grace and verve, it is a dazzling, unforgettable book.


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    Title
    The Ancient Paths
    Subtitle
    Discovering the Lost Map of Celtic Europe
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Graham Robb
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 540 g
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781447229766
    ISBN 10: 1447229762
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDA
    BIC subject category V2: HBTP1
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC23: 911.36
    Edition statement
    Open market ed
    Publisher
    Pan MacMillan
    Imprint name
    PICADOR
    Publication date
    10 October 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Graham Robb was born in Manchester in 1958 and is a former fellow of Exeter College, Oxford. He has published widely on French literature and history. His 2007 book The Discovery of France won both the Duff Cooper and Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prizes. For Parisians (2010) the City of Paris awarded him the Grande Medaille de la Ville de Paris. He lives on the English-Scottish border.