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Myth and materiality

Author: John Waddell
Publisher: Oxford ; Havertown, PA : Oxbow Books, 2018.
Series: Oxbow insights in archaeology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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John Waddell presents a personal exploration of the notion that myth, especially as portrayed in medieval Irish literature, may illuminate archaeology and archaeology may shed light on myth.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Waddell
ISBN: 1785709755 9781785709753
OCLC Number: 1022078547
Description: x, 182 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: The invented past --
The mythic past --
Sacral kingship - the mythology --
Kings in archaeology --
The otherworld --
The sacred tree --
The ancestors of Epona.
Series Title: Oxbow insights in archaeology.
Responsibility: John Waddell.

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There is much for the archaeologist to unpack in this ambitious text... * Current Archaeology * Not just the scholar but also the general reader will find this book of interest, shedding as it does Read more...

 
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