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    From Carnac to Callanish: Prehistoric Stone Rows of Britain, Ireland and Brittany (Hardback) By (author) Aubrey Burl

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    DescriptionThis book discusses the lines of standing stones that until now have been the neglected wonders of prehistoric Europe, rows that were foci of rituals in Britain, Ireland and Brittany for over two thousand years. Places such as Carnac in Brittany and Callanish in the Hebrides are visited by many visitors each year, but before now there has been no book that seriously explains the history, significance and background to these impressive sites. Aubrey Burl shows that the settings vary from pairs of isolated stones in the far south-west of Ireland to networks of long lines in Scotland, Dartmoor and Brittany, and describes the types in a sequence of architectural chapters that stress the increasing social and commercial connections between regions hundred of miles apart. He uses information from a wide variety of sources - excavation reports, megalithic art, astronomical analyses and legends - to provide explanations of why the rows were erected, when, and what they may have been used for.


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    Title
    From Carnac to Callanish
    Subtitle
    Prehistoric Stone Rows of Britain, Ireland and Brittany
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Aubrey Burl
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 302
    Width: 192 mm
    Height: 256 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 1,250 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780300055757
    ISBN 10: 0300055757
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    BIC subject category V2: HDDA
    BISAC V2.8: SOC000000, HIS002000
    DC20: 936.101
    LC classification: GN805.B866
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC, NKD
    Illustrations note
    distribution maps, plans, diagrams, statistical tables, 150 b&w illustrations
    Publisher
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    01 December 1993
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Table of contents
    Part 1 Stone circles and avenues: stone rows and their problems; history of research; the distribution of stone rows; circles, entrances and portals; avenues and stone circles; avenues, society and purpose; detached avenues and double rows. Part 2 From circles to lines: long, single rows; multiple rows. Part 3 From long to short: short single rows; pairs of standing stones.