Barry W. Cunliffe
Birth date: December 10, 1939
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Given his stature in his profession and his prolific pen I was long aware of Barry Cunliffe's abilities as an archaeologist and a writer. What I didn’t discover until recently was that he had used his skills to write a history of the city of Bath. It’s a relatively short and well-illustrated chronic...
This is an interesting, scholarly and rather superficial introduction to the Celts. The author focuses more on trying to identify what "Celtic" was in the past and what it means today, than in describing Celtic culture, history, technology or language. The book was "ok" and provided "a very short ...
Beautifully written, informative and interesting book that describes the voyage of Pytheas from Marseilles to Britain, Jutland, Iceland and around the Iberian peninsula.
Word count: about 60 000 This book almost drove me crazy. It's supposed to be an introduction, so one would probably assume it'll be written in a conversational manner and full of maps and pictures to give dimension to the endless, mercilessly tricking stream of names and dates. No. Such. Luck. ...
A reasonable survey, best read as a companion to one of the standard texts about the Celts in a Greco-Roman/Classical context.