WorldCat Identities

Cunliffe, Barry W.

Works: 462 works in 1,990 publications in 4 languages and 34,527 library holdings
Genres: History  Maps  Reference works  Local histories  Atlases  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Honoree, Illustrator, Composer, Contributor, Thesis advisor
Classifications: D70, 936.4
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Barry W Cunliffe
Iron age communities in Britain; an account of England, Scotland and Wales from the seventh century BC until the Roman conquest by Barry W Cunliffe( Book )

65 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in English and held by 2,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fully revised fourth edition maintains the qualities of the earlier editions whilst taking into account the significant developments that have moulded the discipline in recent years
The ancient Celts by Barry W Cunliffe( Book )

29 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fierce warriors and skilled craftsmen, the Celts were famous throughout the ancient Mediterranean world, the archetypal barbarians from the north, feared by both Greeks and Romans. And though this ancient thousand-year-old civilization was crushed by the military campaigns of Julius Caesar, the Celts remain an object of fascination to this day. Now, in The Ancient Celts, Barry Cunliffe, one of the world's leading authorities on European prehistory, explores the true nature of the Celtic identity and presents the first thorough and up-to-date account of a people whose origins stillprovoke heated debate. Drawing on a wealth of recent archaeological findings, Cunliffe reveals how this loose band of nomads evolved from migratory barbarians into adroit traders and artists, inhabiting virtually every corner of Europe north of the Po. Beginning in the Hungarian plains of 1300 B.C., where the firsthints of Celtic culture can be traced, the book shows how this fierce people slowly grew into one of Europe's most feared powers, constantly raiding and threatening the empires of both Greece and the Rome. Cunliffe demonstrates how the unprecedented Celtic diaspora gave way to the development of anumber of mature, urban societies scattered throughout the continent. The book pays ample tribute to Celtic economic prowess, revealing how the civilization shrewdly took advantage of Europes tin, cooper, and gold resources to become both a respected trading partner with Rome and a nation of skilledartisans who forged some of the greatest weaponry of pre-antiquity. The book also describes the Celtss pantheistic religious traditions, with detailed accounts of weapon burials, human sacrifices, and the meditative powers of the Druids, and it concludes with a look at the influences of the Celticmystique on the modern world, revealing how the concept of the Celt has been used many times by nations in search for an identity. From the Victorians glorification of Boudicca, to linguistic influences in Ireland and Britain, to the common bond of Celtic ancestry that virtually every European shares, this comprehensive history demystifies the world of the Celts as never before. A fascinating history blending insightfulnarrative with vivid detail, and boasting over 200 illustrations--including 24 color plates--and 30 maps, The Ancient Celts is an indispensable guide to this age-old, intriguing culture. --Publisher description
Druids : a very short introduction by Barry W Cunliffe( )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this Very Short Introduction, one of the leading authorities on British archaeology, Barry Cunliffe, takes the reader on a fast-paced look at the ever-fascinating story of the Druids, as seen in the context of the times and places in which they practiced. Sifting through the evidence, Cunliffe offers an expert's best guess as to what can be said and what can't be said about the Druids, discussing the origins of the Druids and the evidence for their beliefs and practices, why the nature of the druid caste changed quite dramatically over time, and how successive generations have seen them in very different ways.-book jacket
The Celtic world by Barry W Cunliffe( Book )

54 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated history of the celtic race: Their culture, customs, and legends
The Oxford illustrated prehistory of Europe by Barry W Cunliffe( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a melting Swiss glacier recently revealed the body of a hunter millenia old, the world sat up and took notice. Here, in his well-preserved arrows, tools, and leather garments (not to mention his own remains) was a rare glimpse of life in prehistoric Europe, and it captured the public imagination. Elsewhere more obvious remnants of the pre-classical past have long been objects of fascination: the megaliths of northwestern Europe, the palaces of Crete, the mysterious cave paintings of France. Now archeologist Barry Cunliffe and a team of distinguished experts shed light on this astonishing, long-silent world in a comprehensive and lavishly illustrated account. Ranging from the earliest settlements through the emergence of Minoan civilization to the barbarian world at the end of the Roman Empire, The Oxford Illustrated Prehistory of Europe provides a fascinating look at how successive cultures adapted to the landscape of Europe. In synthesizing the diverse findings of archeology, the authors capture the sweeping movements of peoples, the spread of agriculture, the growth of metal working, and the rise and fall of cultures. They provide intriguing insight on the Minoan and the Mycenean past underlying classical Greek history, and on the disasters that destroyed Minoan civilization. They explore the increasingly sophisticated societies of northern Europe, revealing surprisingly far-reaching trade between different areas. The peoples of Bronze Age Denmark, for instance, sent amber to Germany in return for scarce metal, while new technologies spread widely across the continent. The book continues through the end of the Roman Empire, exploring the barbarian world beyond Rome's northern frontier. For centuries, we knew little of the European civilizations that preceded classical Greece or arose outside of the Roman Empire, beyond ancient myths and the writings of Roman observers. Now the most recent discoveries of archeology have been synthesized into one exciting volume. Featuring hundreds of stunning photographs (many in full color), this book provides the most complete account available of the prehistory of European civilization
Europe between the oceans : themes and variations, 9000 BC - AD 1000 by Barry W Cunliffe( Book )

26 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the fifteenth century Europe was a driving world force, but the origins of its success have until now remained obscured in prehistory. In this book, distinguished archaeologist Barry Cunliffe views Europe not in terms of states and shifting political land boundaries but as a geographical niche particularly favored in facing many seas. These seas, and Europe's great transpeninsular rivers, ensured a rich diversity of natural resources while also encouraging the dynamic interaction of peoples across networks of communication and exchange. The development of these early Europeans is rooted in complex interplays, shifting balances, and geographic and demographic fluidity
Communities and connections : essays in honour of Barry Cunliffe by Chris Gosden( )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays by many of the leading specialist in the archaeology of the Iron Age and early Roman periods in Britain and western Europe, paying tribute to Professor Sir Barry Cunliffe
The extraordinary voyage of Pytheas the Greek by Barry W Cunliffe( Book )

40 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an account of the fourth-century B.C. expedition of Pytheas, a Greek explorer who traveled from the Greek colony of Massalia to the distant lands of northern Europe, including Britain, Denmark, and, possibly, Iceland
Rome and her empire by Barry W Cunliffe( Book )

26 editions published between 1978 and 1994 in English and German and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman Bath discovered by Barry W Cunliffe( Book )

34 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Facing the ocean : the Atlantic and its peoples, 8000 BC-AD 1500 by Barry W Cunliffe( Book )

25 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is not often that a new idea enters the world of ancient and medieval history, but in Facing the Ocean Barry Cunliffe presents a fresh approach that will change our view of the European past. After many years of research and fieldwork, he has come to believe that the peoples of Iceland, Scotland, Ireland, Brittany, Spain, Portugal, and Gibraltar all share an identity shaped by thousands of years of living along the Atlantic shore." "Facing the Ocean shows that Celts, Bretons, and Galicians had a closer kinship with seafaring neighbours than with their English, French, and Spanish countrymen. Indeed the very act of living on the edge of the world created a collective consciousness that was, and is still today, specifically 'Atlantic' - an identity that has produced cultures of great inventiveness and works of art of beauty and orginality." "Illustrations bring the evidence to life - from photographs of the hard rocks and promontories of the Atlantic coast to stunning art that retells enthralling legends of lost continents and ocean monsters."--Jacket
Celtic from the West 3 : Atlantic Europe in the Metal Ages : questions of shared language by John T Koch( )

10 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Celtic languages and groups called Keltoi (i.e. 'Celts') emerge into our written records at the pre-Roman Iron Age. The impetus for this book is to explore from the perspectives of three disciplines--archaeology, genetics, and linguistics--the background in later European prehistory to these developments. There is a traditional scenario, according to which, Celtic speech and the associated group identity came in to being during the Early Iron Age in the north Alpine zone and then rapidly spread across central and western Europe. This idea of 'Celtogenesis' remains deeply entrenched in scholarly and popular thought. But it has become increasingly difficult to reconcile with recent discoveries pointing towards origins in the deeper past. It should no longer be taken for granted that Atlantic Europe during the 2nd and 3rd millennia BC were pre-Celtic or even pre-Indo-European. The explorations in Celtic from the West 3 are drawn together in this spirit, continuing two earlier volumes in the influential series"--Provided by publisher
Britain begins by Barry W Cunliffe( Book )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 they were, where they came from, and how they interacted one with another. Underlying this narrative throughout is the story of the sea, which allowed the islanders and their continental neighbours to be in constant contact. The story told by the archaeological evidence, in later periods augmented by historical texts, satisfies our need to know who we are and where we come from. But before the development of the discipline of archaeology, people used what scraps there were, gleaned from Biblical and classical texts, to create a largely mythological origin for the British. Britain Begins also explores the development of these early myths, which show our ancestors attempting to understand their origins. And, as Cunliffe shows, today's archaeologists are driven by the same desire to understand the past - the only real difference is that we have vastly more evidence to work with
Atlas of the Celtic world by John Haywood( )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a series of full-colour maps, covering 3,000 years and spanning the whole of Europe, The Historical Atlas of the Celtic World charts the dramatic history of the Celts from Bronze Age origins to present-day diaspora. Taking into account academic controversies over the historical identity of the Celts and the latest research, the atlas examines the Continental Celts, the Atlantic Celts (Britain and Ireland) and the Celtic identity in the modern world." "The Continental Celts maps the Hallstatt and La Tene cultures in Central Europe, the migrations into Italy, Iberia, Greece and Anatolia and the beginnings of state formation and urbanization; Roman domination and the fate of Celtic culture under Roman rule; and the foundation and fortunes of Brittany and the Bretons from the Dark Ages until their absorption by France." "The Atlantic Celts begins with Iron Age Britain and Ireland, and goes on to map the ultimate failure of the Roman conquest; the resurgence of Celtic civilization in the Dark Ages; King Arthur; the history of Gaelic Ireland, from its conversion to Christianity to the Plantations; the history of the Welsh princedoms to the English conquest; and the making of Scotland." "The Modern Celts examines the revival of the Celtic identity, from the Celtomania of the 18th century, through the growth of nationalism, language issues, the global diaspora and the current state of Celtic culture." "Each map is accompanied by an authoritative text and supporting illustrations. Ranging over archaeology and military, cultural, literary and political history, The Historical Atlas of the Celtic World is a superb volume for home reference and an ideal introduction to one of Europe's most inventive and influential people."--BOOK JACKET
Fishbourne; a Roman palace and its garden by Barry W Cunliffe( Book )

25 editions published between 1971 and 1996 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Celts : a very short introduction by Barry W Cunliffe( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief introduction to the Celts which explores the archaeological, artistic, and linguistic evidence which reveals who they really were
Greeks, Romans, and barbarians : spheres of interaction by Barry W Cunliffe( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Penguin atlas of British & Irish history by Barry W Cunliffe( )

29 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on the latest findings of historians and archaeologists, and illustrated throughout with superbly detailed maps and photographs, this comprehensive guide follows the story of the British Isles from prehistoric times to the present day. The full-color maps are enhanced by the narrative, which examines topics such as the spread of literacy, the roots of organized sport, and the advance of the twentieth-century suburb. Scholarly yet accessible, exploring major events, everyday life, and new historical themes, this volume is set to become the definitive introduction to British and Irish history
The city of Bath by Barry W Cunliffe( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By steppe, desert, and ocean : the birth of Eurasia by Barry W Cunliffe( Book )

15 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By Steppe, Desert, and Ocean is nothing less than the story of how humans first started building the globalized world we know today. Set on a huge continental stage, from Europe to China, it is a tale covering over 10,000 years, from the origins of farming around 9000 BC to the expansion of the Mongols in the thirteenth century AD. An unashamedly 'big history', it charts the development of European, Near Eastern, and Chinese civilizations and the growing links between them by way of the Indian Ocean, the silk Roads, and the great steppe corridor (which crucially allowed horse riders to travel from Mongolia to the Great Hungarian Plain within a year). Along the way, it is also the story of the rise and fall of empires, the development of maritime trade, and the shattering impact of predatory nomads on their urban neighbors. Above all, as this immense historical panorama unfolds, we begin to see in clearer focus those basic underlying factors - the acquisitive nature of humanity, the differing environments in which people live, and the dislocating effect of even slight climatic variation - which have driven change throughout the ages, and which help us better understand our world today
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.31 (from 0.02 for Druids : a ... to 0.53 for Greeks, Ro ...)

The ancient Celts
The ancient CeltsDruids : a very short introductionThe Celtic worldThe Oxford illustrated prehistory of EuropeEurope between the oceans : themes and variations, 9000 BC - AD 1000Communities and connections : essays in honour of Barry CunliffeThe extraordinary voyage of Pytheas the GreekFacing the ocean : the Atlantic and its peoples, 8000 BC-AD 1500
Alternative Names
Barry Cunliffe archaeologus Angliae

Barry Cunliffe archeologo britannico

Barry Cunliffe britischer Archäologe

Barry Cunliffe Brits antropoloog

Cunliffe, B. 1939-

Cunliffe B. W.

Cunliffe, B.W. 1939-

Cunliffe, B. W. (Barry W.)

Cunliffe, B. W. (Barry W.), 1939-

Cunliffe, Barrington Windsor.

Cunliffe, Barrington Windsor 1939-

Cunliffe, Barry

Cunliffe, Barry 1939-

Cunliffe, Barry (Barry W.)

Cunliffe, Barry W.

Cunliffe Barry W. 1939-....

Cunliffe, Barry Windsor.

Cunliffe, Barry Windsor 1939-

Cunliffe, Barry Winston 1939-

Sir Barrington Windsor Cunliffe CBE FBA FSA 1939-

Канлифф, Барри

컨리프, 배리

컨리프, 배리 W

컨리프, 베리

カンリフ, バリー



English (457)

French (18)

German (17)

Spanish (1)