Most widely held works by Aubrey Burl
The stone circles of the British Isles by Aubrey Burl ( Book )
13 editions published between 1976 and 1989 in English and held by 1,467 libraries worldwide
Prehistoric Avebury by Aubrey Burl ( Book )
14 editions published between 1979 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,460 libraries worldwide
Great stone circles : fables, fictions, facts by Aubrey Burl ( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 877 libraries worldwide
"Archaeologist Aubrey Burl, for more than thirty years a specialist in the study of stone circles, selects a dozen attractive and evocative rings for close examination. Each of the twelve sites illuminates a particular archaeological question - the purpose of stone circles, their construction, age, distribution, design, art, legend and relation to astronomy."--BOOK JACKET.
Rings of stone : the prehistoric stone circles of Britain and Ireland by Aubrey Burl ( Book )
12 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 813 libraries worldwide
A guide to the Stone Circles of Britain, Ireland, and Brittany by Aubrey Burl ( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 664 libraries worldwide
From Carnac to Callanish : the prehistoric stone rows and avenues of Britain, Ireland, and Brittany by Aubrey Burl ( Book )
5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 486 libraries worldwide
Lines of standing stones have until now been the neglected wonders of prehistoric Europe. From the multitude of great pillars at Carnac to the elegance of the avenue that leads to the stone circle of Callanish in the Hebrides, visitors have stared in awe but departed in ignorance. There has been nothing to inform them. From Carnac to Callanish, the first book on the subject, describes the types, which range from pairs of isolated stones in the far south-west of Ireland to networks of long lines in Scotland, Dartmoor and Brittany, in a sequence of architectural chapters that stress the increasing social and commercial connections between regions hundreds of miles apart. Information about excavations, megalithic art, astronomical analyses, legends, all these are used to provide explanations of why the rows were erected, when, and what was their purpose. The book contains a history of research from late mediaeval times to the present day; offers a chronology for the development of the lines from Neolithic times around 3500 BC, to the middle of the Bronze Age a hundred generations later; and reveals how early processional avenues leading to stone circles developed into multiple lines that were added to systematically over many generations before the tradition culminated in simple cult centres for families, easy to put up, yet containing delicate sightlines to the sun or moon. Scholarship and vivid evocation are combined to present a narrative that is as accessible to the enthusiast as the expert, and the text is augmented by distribution maps, statistical tables, plans and diagrams, as well as numerous photographs which illustrate the magnificence of these splendid but enigmatic rows.
The Stonehenge people / Aubrey Burl by Aubrey Burl ( Book )
22 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 466 libraries worldwide
Drawing on forty years of research and fieldwork, archaeologist Aubrey Burl offers a seminal new view of the changing cults and evolving architecture of Stonehenge. Every aspect of Stonehenge is re-considered in this groundbreaking volume. Burl explains for the first time how the outlying Heel Stone long predates Stonehenge itself, serving as a trackway marker in the prehistoric Harroway. He uncovers new evidence that the Welsh bluestones were brought to Stonehenge by glaciation rather than by man. And he reveals just how far the design of Stonehenge was influenced by Breton styles and by Breton cults of the dead.
Danse macabre : Franc̦ois Villon, poetry, & murder in Medieval France by Aubrey Burl ( Book )
9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 434 libraries worldwide
A biography of the great French lyric poet who was also a pimp, thief and murderer.
Rites of the gods by Aubrey Burl ( Book )
5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 390 libraries worldwide
The stone circles of Britain, Ireland, and Brittany by Aubrey Burl ( Book )
6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 351 libraries worldwide
"The stone circles of western Europe, some nearly 6000 years old, have intrigued viewers through the ages. This book about these megalithic rings explores their ancestry, methods of construction and eventual desertion. It offers new insights into the purpose of stone circles. It also provides a new interpretation of Stonehenge and of Callanish in Scotland, the first overview of the cromlechs in Brittany, a discussion of the problems of archeoastronomy as related to stone circles, and includes a greatly expanded gazetteer, and an up-to-date list of radiocarbon dates and recent excavations."--BOOK JACKET.
Megalithic Brittany : a guide to over 350 ancient sites and monuments by Aubrey Burl ( Book )
6 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 285 libraries worldwide
Catullus : a poet in the Rome of Julius Caesar by Aubrey Burl ( Book )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 255 libraries worldwide
"Born in around 84 B.C. near Verona in Cisalpine Gaul, Catullus belonged to a wealthy and influential family. He was a fashionable youth and his early writing was often about love ('I used to write a lot of poems about girls'), but already showed his trademark style of brevity and wit so successful in later works of sharp social commentary." "Catullus moved to Rome, where he entertained in the style of fashionable and wealthy young men, holding dinner parties and having love affairs. His famous poems to "Lesbia', Burl maintains, refer to Clodia, a married woman with whom he conducted a long but unsatisfactory affair, and are widely held to be his greatest work. Following the ultimate failure of this love, Catullus wrote little more and died in obscure circumstances around the time of Caesar's invasion of Britain. His entire body of work would have been lost to us, most destroyed with the libraries of Alexandria, had not a single book containing one hundred poems, just over two thousand lines, been rediscovered in the fourteenth century." "Catullus' spare sketches of a great civilization beset by civil war and social unrest help us to gain some insight into the turbulent and magnificent last years of the Roman Republic."--BOOK JACKET.
Stukeley's 'Stonehenge' : an unpublished manuscript, 1721-1724 by William Stukeley ( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 223 libraries worldwide
God's heretics : the Albigensian crusade by Aubrey Burl ( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and Polish and held by 200 libraries worldwide
Prehistoric ritual and religion : essays in honour of Aubrey Burl ( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 196 libraries worldwide
Prehistoric stone circles by Aubrey Burl ( Book )
21 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 191 libraries worldwide
Includes index and bibliographical references.
Circles of stone : the prehistoric rings of Britain & Ireland by Max Milligan ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 183 libraries worldwide
This book offers detailed historical accounts of these megalithic rings, and recounts the powerful myths and legends that have surrounded them and persist to this day.
Black Barty : Bartholomew Roberts and his pirate crew 1718-1723 by Aubrey Burl ( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 173 libraries worldwide
Bartholomew Roberts, also known as Black Bart, was easily one of the most successful and deadly pirates in all of history. He went to sea at a young age and took to pirate life well. After his ship was taken by pirates, and he was made to join their ranks, Roberts proved himself and was elected captain in 1719. Two years after Roberts was made captain he had accumulated over 51 million pounds worth of treasure and had taken close to 400 ships throughout the Americas, Africa and Europe. He was fearless in battle but good to his prisoners and fair to his crew. He drank a lot of tea instead of alcohol, was well-mannered and clean shaven, and discouraged drinking and gambling among his crew. He is believed to be the first pirate to fly the skull and crossbones. Despite his brief career, Roberts created a reputation that can never be surpassed. Along with his success and bloodthirstiness, he was said to have been "an unusual character for this age, described as tall, good-looking, teetotal, and always well dressed. He possessed a ruthless skill in the piratical arts of intimidation and seamanship, and was highly regarded by his crew."
Prehistoric astronomy and ritual by Aubrey Burl ( Book )
8 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
Four-posters : Bronze Age stone circles of Western Europe by Aubrey Burl ( Book )
6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 122 libraries worldwide
Albigenses Antiquities Antiquities, Prehistoric Archaeoastronomy Biography Bronze age Catullus, Gaius Valerius Christian heretics Criticism, interpretation, etc. Cromlechs Early works Earthworks (Archaeology) Elegiac poetry, Latin England England--Avebury England--Stonehenge England--Wiltshire Epigrams, Latin Europe Excavations (Archaeology) France France, Southern France--Brittany France--Languedoc Genocide--Religious aspects--Catholic Church Great Britain Guidebooks Henges History Ireland Leys Love poetry, Latin Megalithic monuments Menhirs Neolithic period Pictorial works Pirates Poets, French Poets, Latin Poets, Medieval Prehistoric peoples Provençal poetry Religion, Prehistoric Rites and ceremonies Rites and ceremonies, Prehistoric Roberts, Bartholomew,--1682?-1722 Stone circles Tombs Villon, François,--b. 1431 Wales
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