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Britain begins

Author: Barry W Cunliffe
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Britain Begins is nothing less than the story of the origins of the British and the Irish peoples, from around 10,000 BC to the eve of the Norman Conquest. Using the most up to date archaeological evidence together with new work on DNA and other scientific techniques which help us to trace the origins and movements of these early settlers, Barry Cunliffe offers a rich narrative account of the first islanders - who  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barry W Cunliffe
ISBN: 9780199609338 0199609330
OCLC Number: 821249159
Description: xi, 553 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm
Contents: In the beginning : myths and ancestors --
Britain emerges : the stage is set --
Interlude : enter the actors --
Settlement begins, 10,000-4200 BC --
New people, new ideas, 4200-3000 BC --
Mobilizing materials : a new connectivity, 3000-1500 BC --
Interlude : talking to each other --
The productive land in the Age of Warriors, 1500-800 BC --
Episodes of conflict, 800-60 BC --
Interlude : approaching the gods --
Integration : the Roman episode, 60 BC-AD 350 --
"Its red and savage tongue," AD 350-650 --
The Age of the Northmen, AD 600-1100 --
Of myths and realities : an epilogue.
Responsibility: Barry Cunliffe.
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