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Burl, Aubrey

Overview
Works: 52 works in 358 publications in 3 languages and 10,363 library holdings
Genres: Guidebooks  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Honoree
Classifications: GN805, 936.101
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Aubrey Burl
 
Most widely held works by Aubrey Burl
Prehistoric Avebury by Aubrey Burl( Book )

28 editions published between 1979 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stone circles of the British Isles by Aubrey Burl( Book )

24 editions published between 1976 and 1989 in English and German and held by 1,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author provides a hypothetical chronological framework for the circles and considers their origins and purpose, examining in particular their possible astronomical function. He then discusses each regional grouping of circles, describing their architectural types and the finds from excavations. Special attention is paid to Stonehenge and Avebury, the two best known and most spectacular rings
Great stone circles : fables, fictions, facts by Aubrey Burl( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 819 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."--Jacket
Rings of stone : the prehistoric stone circles of Britain and Ireland by Aubrey Burl( Book )

15 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to the Stone Circles of Britain, Ireland, and Brittany by Aubrey Burl( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to the location and condition of the stone circles, how best to approach them, and some archaeological and historical information to better understand the mystery behind these megalithic rings
From Carnac to Callanish : the prehistoric stone rows and avenues of Britain, Ireland, and Brittany by Aubrey Burl( Book )

11 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 543 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 )

13 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the great French lyric poet who was also a pimp, thief and murderer
The stone circles of Britain, Ireland, and Brittany by Aubrey Burl( Book )

7 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."--Jacket
Rites of the gods by Aubrey Burl( Book )

8 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catullus : a poet in the Rome of Julius Caesar by Aubrey Burl( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 289 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."--Jacket
Megalithic Brittany : a guide to over 350 ancient sites and monuments by Aubrey Burl( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 281 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 between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archaeologist Aubrey Burl tells anew the story of England's most enigmatic ancient site, Stonehenge, and why it continues to fascinate historians, archaeologists and others
Stukeley's 'Stonehenge' : an unpublished manuscript, 1721-1724 by William Stukeley( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William Stukeley (1667-1765), one of the first to conduct fieldwork at Stonehenge and to recognize its historic importance, meticulously recorded his findings in a manuscript that has remained unpublished for hundreds of years. That manuscript is transcribed here, accompanied by detailed annotations that confirm the value of Stukeley's archaeological research and set it apart from his later unsustainable theories and obsessions with Druids, which appeared in Stonehenge, the book he published in 1740." "Trained as a medical doctor, Stukeley's interests were antiquarian and archaeological, with a particular enthusiasm for evidence of early sacred ritual. His Stonehenge field notes include careful measurements, drawings, and plans as well as original analyses and remarkable discoveries, among them the enigmatic cursus which no one before him had seen. Stukeley's manuscript provides a review of what could be said of the stone circle and its landscape in the early eighteenth century."--BOOK JACKET
The Stonehenge people by Aubrey Burl( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black Barty : Bartholomew Roberts and his pirate crew 1718-1723 by Aubrey Burl( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member 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."
God's heretics : the Albigensian crusade by Aubrey Burl( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Polish and held by 216 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 )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prehistoric stone circles by Aubrey Burl( Book )

21 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prehistoric astronomy and ritual by Aubrey Burl( Book )

14 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Circles of stone : the prehistoric rings of Britain & Ireland by Max Milligan( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 166 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
 
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Prehistoric Avebury
Alternative Names
Aubrey Burl archeologo britannico

Aubrey Burl British archaeologist, expert on ancient stone circles (b.1926)

Aubrey Burl Brits antropoloog

Burl, A.

Burl, A. 1926- (Aubrey)

Burl, A. (Aubrey)

Burl, A. (Aubrey), 1926-

Burl, H.A.W.

バール, オーブリー

Languages
English (250)

Polish (2)

German (1)

Covers
Great stone circles : fables, fictions, factsA guide to the Stone Circles of Britain, Ireland, and BrittanyFrom Carnac to Callanish : the prehistoric stone rows and avenues of Britain, Ireland, and BrittanyDanse macabre : Franc̦ois Villon, poetry, & murder in Medieval FranceThe stone circles of Britain, Ireland, and BrittanyCatullus : a poet in the Rome of Julius CaesarA brief history of Stonehenge : a complete history and archaeology of the world's most enigmatic stone circleStukeley's 'Stonehenge' : an unpublished manuscript, 1721-1724