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    The Prehistory of Britain and Ireland (Cambridge World Archaeology (Hardcover)) (Hardback) By (author) Richard Bradley, Series edited by Norman Yoffee, Series edited by Susan E. Alcock, Series edited by Tom Dillehay, Series edited by Steven Shennan, Series edited by Carla M. Sinopoli

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    DescriptionSited at the furthest limits of the Neolithic revolution and standing at the confluence of the two great sea routes of prehistory, Britain and Ireland are distinct from continental Europe for much of the prehistoric sequence. In this landmark 2007 study - the first significant survey of the archaeology of Britain and Ireland for twenty years - Richard Bradley offers an interpretation of the unique archaeological record of these islands based on a wealth of current and largely unpublished data. Bradley surveys the entire archaeological sequence over a 4,000 year period, from the adoption of agriculture in the Neolithic period to the discovery of Britain and Ireland by travellers from the Mediterranean during the later pre-Roman Iron Age. Significantly, this is the first modern account to treat Britain and Ireland on equal terms, offering a detailed interpretation of the prehistory of both islands.


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    Title
    The Prehistory of Britain and Ireland
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Bradley, Series edited by Norman Yoffee, Series edited by Susan E. Alcock, Series edited by Tom Dillehay, Series edited by Steven Shennan, Series edited by Carla M. Sinopoli
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 340
    Width: 177 mm
    Height: 253 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 746 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521848114
    ISBN 10: 0521848113
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DB
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    BIC subject category V2: HDDA
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    DC22: 936.1
    BIC subject category V2: 1DB
    LC subject heading: , , , , , ,
    LC classification: GN805 .B6954 2007
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: NHC, NKD
    Edition
    1
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    2 tables
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    31 March 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Richard Bradley is Professor of Archaeology at the University of Reading. A fellow of The British Academy and recipient of an honorary doctorate from the University of Lund, he is the author of Ritual and Domestic Life in Prehistoric Europe, The Past in Prehistoric Societies: An Archaeology of Natural Places, The Significance of Monuments and Rock Art and the Prehistory of Atlantic Europe.
    Review quote
    '... this provocative book deserves to be widely read, and will stimulate much debate ...' Antiquity '... should ... become a much depended upon text for the simple reason that no other can claim such a deeply and extensively researched background.' Minerva '... full of insights based on the author's unrivalled knowledge of the material, and his skill and insight in making connections, identifying trends, and weaving new narratives.' Cambridge Archaeological Journal
    Table of contents
    Preface; 1. The offshore islands; 2. A new beginning; 3. North and south; 4. Ploughshares into swords; 5. The end of prehistory.