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Stonehenge : the story of a sacred landscape

Author: Francis Pryor
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2018. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Pegasus books hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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"Pryor delivers a rigorous account of the nature and history of Stonehenge, but also places the enigmatic monument in a wider cultural context, bringing acute insight into how antiquarians, scholars, writers, artists, and even neopagans, have interpreted the mystery over the centuries."--Front jacket flap.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francis Pryor
ISBN: 9781681776408 1681776405
OCLC Number: 1018199279
Description: 207 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 20 cm
Contents: Prologue: Why Stonehenge matters --
Introduction: Religion, landscape and change --
After the ice (8000-4000 BC) --
The Stonehenge "ritual landscape" (4000-1500 BC) --
Before the great stones, part I: the formative stage (from 3300 BC) --
Before the great stones, part II: stage 1 (from 3000 BC) --
The great stones arrive: stage 2 (from 2500 BC) --
The journey from life to death: stage 3 (from 2400 BC) --
Later developments: stages 4 and 5 (2100-1500 BC) --
After the stones --
Stonehenge today --
Appendix I. Timeline of significant events in British prehistory --
Appendix II. The ditch and the gradual establishment of Stonehenge.
Responsibility: Francis Pryor.

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"Pryor delivers a rigorous account of the nature and history of Stonehenge, but also places the enigmatic monument in a wider cultural context, bringing acute insight into how antiquarians, scholars, writers, artists, and even neopagans, have interpreted the mystery over the centuries."--Front jacket flap.

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