The Oxford Illustrated History of Prehistoric Europe

Paperback | February 1, 2001

EditorBarry Cunliffe

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Edited by Barry Cunliffe, one of the world's leading archaeologists, this book provides a comprehensive account of prehistoric Europe from the coming of the Stone Age to the fall of the Roman Empire. Unique in its approach, it is a history of both humanity and the environment, looking at thechanging landscape of Europe and the responses and adaptations to these changes.With over 300 plates, maps, and figures, this fascinating volume will be enjoyed by anyone with an interest in the early history, art, and archaeology of Europe.

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Edited by Barry Cunliffe, one of the world's leading archaeologists, this book provides a comprehensive account of prehistoric Europe from the coming of the Stone Age to the fall of the Roman Empire. Unique in its approach, it is a history of both humanity and the environment, looking at thechanging landscape of Europe and the respons...

Barry Cunliffe is Professor of European Archaeology at the University of Oxford. The author of over 40 books, including The Ancient Celts, published by Oxford University Press, he has served as President of the Council for British Archaeology and the Society of Antiquaries, and is currently a member of the Ancient Monuments Board of ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 1.18 inPublished:February 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of Colour PlatesList of MapsAcknowledgementsBarry Cunliffe: Introduction1. Clive Gamble: The Peopling of Europe, 700,000-400,000 Years before the Present2. Paul Mellars: The Upper Paleolithic Revolution3. Stephen J. Mithen: The Mesolithic Age4. Alasdair Whittle: The First Farmers5. Andrew Sherratt: The Transformation of Early Agrarian Europe: The Later Neolithic and Copper Ages, 4500-2500 BC6. K. A. Wardle: The Palace Civilizations of Minoan Crete and Mycenaean Greece, 2000-1200 BC7. Andrew Sherratt: The Emergence of Elites: Earlier Bronze Age Europe, 2500-1300 BC8. Mervyn Popham: The Collapse of Aegean Civilization at the End of the Late Bronze Age9. Anthony Harding: Reformation in Barbarian Europe, 1300-600 BC10. Barry Cunliffe: Iron Age Societies in Western Europe and Beyond: 800-140 BC11. Timothy Taylor: Thracians, Scythians, and Dacians, 800 BC-AD 30012. Barry Cunliffe: The Impact of Rome on Barbarian Society, 140 BC-AD30013. Malcolm Todd: Barbarian Europe, AD 300-700Further ReadingChronological TablesAcknowledgement of SourcesIndex

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`takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the development of Western culture -- a definitive study.'Oxford Times