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Burl, Aubrey

Overview
Works: 59 works in 268 publications in 1 language and 10,553 library holdings
Genres: Guidebooks  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Pictorial works 
Roles: Editor, Collaborator, Other, Honoree
Classifications: GN805, 936.101
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Aubrey Burl
Prehistoric Avebury by Aubrey Burl ( Book )
18 editions published between 1979 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The stone circles of the British Isles by Aubrey Burl ( Book )
15 editions published between 1976 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Great stone circles : fables, fictions, facts by Aubrey Burl ( Book )
6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member 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 )
14 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A guide to the Stone Circles of Britain, Ireland, and Brittany by Aubrey Burl ( Book )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member 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 498 WorldCat member 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
Danse macabre : Franc̦ois Villon, poetry, & murder in Medieval France by Aubrey Burl ( Book )
9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member 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 )
6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The stone circles of Britain, Ireland, and Brittany by Aubrey Burl ( Book )
6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member 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
Catullus : a poet in the Rome of Julius Caesar by Aubrey Burl ( Book )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member 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
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 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the architecture and archaeology of the monumnets, and considers why they were built, providing a new analysis of their orientation
A brief history of Stonehenge : a complete history and archaeology of the world's most enigmatic stone circle by Aubrey Burl ( Book )
8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Stonehenge people / Aubrey Burl by Aubrey Burl ( Book )
11 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prehistoric stone circles by Aubrey Burl ( Book )
21 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes index and bibliographical references
Stukeley's 'Stonehenge' : an unpublished manuscript, 1721-1724 by William Stukeley ( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
God's heretics : the Albigensian crusade by Aubrey Burl ( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Albigensian Crusade was one of the bloodiest episodes in Christian history. Aubrey Burl here discusses the Crusade and its legacy
Prehistoric ritual and religion : essays in honour of Aubrey Burl by Alex M Gibson ( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Black Barty : Bartholomew Roberts and his pirate crew 1718-1723 by Aubrey Burl ( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bartholomew Roberts, also known as Black Barty, 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. This book talks about his life
Circles of stone : the prehistoric rings of Britain & Ireland by Max Milligan ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member 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
Prehistoric astronomy and ritual by Aubrey Burl ( Book )
11 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Burl, A.
Burl, A. (Aubrey)
バール, オーブリー
Languages
English (184)
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