A Guide to the Stone Circles of Britain Ireland and Brittany

"This book is not only an elegant and practical guide, it is also the best single-volume study of this extraordinary phenomenon, embracing 500 monuments from Shetland to Brittany. . .

A Guide to the Stone Circles of Britain  Ireland and Brittany

This practical and knowledgeable guidebook deals comprehensively with the stone circles of Britain and Ireland and with the cromlechs and megalithic "horseshoes" of Brittany. This new edition includes a section on "Druidical" circles, romantic creations of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. "This book is not only an elegant and practical guide, it is also the best single-volume study of this extraordinary phenomenon, embracing 500 monuments from Shetland to Brittany. . . . Confident, erudite, pleasurable, this volume can be recommended as travel guide, archaeology, literature, and sheer good company."--Ian Sheperd, British Archaeology "This is a wonderful book and is a must for anyone remotely interested in things megalithic."--Paul Walsh, Archaeology Ireland

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A Guide to the Stone Circles of Britain, Ireland and Brittany
Language: en
Pages: 300
Authors: Aubrey Burl
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-01-01 - Publisher: Yale University Press

This practical and knowledgeable guidebook deals comprehensively with the stone circles of Britain and Ireland and with the cromlechs and megalithic "horseshoes" of Brittany. This new edition includes a section on "Druidical" circles, romantic creations of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. "This book is not only an elegant
The Stone Circles of Britain, Ireland, and Brittany
Language: en
Pages: 462
Authors: Aubrey Burl
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-01-01 - Publisher: Yale University Press

The spectacular stone circles of western Europe, some nearly 6000 years old, have intrigued viewers through the ages. This beautiful book about these megalithic rings explores their ancestry, methods of construction, and eventual desertion. A substantially revised version of Aubrey Burl's highly praised work The Stone Circles of the British
From Carnac to Callanish
Language: en
Pages: 286
Authors: Aubrey Burl, Dr Aubrey Burl
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993-01-01 - Publisher: Yale University Press

This 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
A Brief History of Stonehenge
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Aubery Burl
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-06-26 - Publisher: Running Press

Britain's leading expert on stone circles brings new insights to this accessible exploration if the greatest stone circle of them all.
Building the Great Stone Circles of the North
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Colin Richards
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-11-30 - Publisher: Windgather Press

Of all prehistoric monuments, few are more emotive than the great stone circles that were built throughout Britain and Ireland. From the tall, elegant, pointed monoliths of the Stones of Stenness to the grandeur of Stonehenge and the sarsen blocks at Avebury, circles of stone exert a magnetic fascination to