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Laing, Lloyd Robert

Overview
Works: 70 works in 369 publications in 3 languages and 9,343 library holdings
Genres: History  Guidebooks  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Scientific advisor
Classifications: DA140, 936.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lloyd Robert Laing
Celtic Britain by Lloyd Robert Laing( Book )

24 editions published between 1976 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the history and culture of the Celts from their arrival in Britain in the 7th century B.C. to the development of the kingdoms of medieval Wales and Scotland
Anglo-Saxon England by Lloyd Robert Laing( Book )

29 editions published between 1979 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utilizes photographs, maps, and intensive examinations of archaeological findings to reconstruct the historical and archaeological foundations of British society and culture before the Conquest in 1066
Medieval Britain : the age of chivalry by Lloyd Robert Laing( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constructs an intricate tableau of life in the medieval world, using existing evidence of art and architecture to explore all spheres of life, from the dizzy heights of courtly love to the fields of the humble serf. Includes sections on urban, rural, Church and court society and absorbing detail on medieval pastimes, science and superstition, art, attitudes to women and the more gruesome aspects of medical practice
Art of the Celts by Lloyd Robert Laing( Book )

25 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and French and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Profiles Celtic art, from the rich treasures found throughout Iron Age Europe, through the flowering of metal work, sculpture and manuscript illumination during the Dark Ages, to the revivals and "druidomania" which carry the story up to the present."--
The origins of Britain by Lloyd Robert Laing( Book )

29 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors follow the path of man's occupation of Britain. They start with the scattered pockets of habitation in the earliest Palaeolithic period through to man's growing domination of the landscape evident in the late Bronze Age
Celtic Britain and Ireland, AD 200-800 : the myth of the Dark Ages by Lloyd Robert Laing( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The term "Dark Ages" was coined to describe a period which was seen as a period of anarchy and violence, following the collapse of civilization. Recent discoveries by archaeologists and historians have, however, radically altered this traditional view of the Dark Ages, and the period is now seen as one of innovation and dynamic social evolution. This book reconsiders a number of traditionally accepted views. It argues, for example, that the debt of the Dark Age Celts to Rome was enormous, even in areas such as Ireland that were never occupied by Roman invaders. It also discusses the traditional chronology, suggesting that the date of AD 400 usually taken as the start of the Early Christian period in Britain and Ireland now has comparatively little meaning. Once this conventional framework is removed, it is possible to show how the Celtic world of the Dark Ages took shape under Roman influence in the centuries between about 200 to 800, and looked to Rome even for the immediate inspiration for its art. Such questions as the extent of British (that is, Celtic) survival in pagan Saxon England, and the Celtic and Roman contribution to early England are considered
The archaeology of late Celtic Britain and Ireland, c. 400-1200 AD by Lloyd Robert Laing( Book )

20 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and Spanish and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The archaeology of Celtic Britain and Ireland, c. AD 400-1200 by Lloyd Robert Laing( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The image of the Celt is one of the most emotive in the European past, evoking pictures of warriors, feasts, and gentle saints and scholars. This comprehensive and fully-illustrated book re-appraises the archaeology of the Celtic-speaking areas of Britain and Ireland from the late fourth to the twelfth century AD, a period in which the Celts were a leading cultural force in northern Europe. Drawing on scientific advances, the book provides a new perspective on the economy, settlement, material culture, art and technological achievements of the early medieval Celts and re-examines their interaction with the Romans and Vikings. This book also includes a full survey of artifacts and archaeological sites, from memorial stones to monasteries
The Picts and the Scots by Lloyd Robert Laing( Book )

30 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Picts have long been known for their mysterious symbol stones, but our understanding of their links with the Scots remains unresolved. This highly readable account presents the latest archaeological discoveries and discusses the evidence for the relationship between these two peoples, tracing their development from raids on Roman Britain to the formation of rival Dark Age kingdoms that produced a unique artistic inheritance
Celtic Britain and Ireland : art and society by Lloyd Robert Laing( Book )

18 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dozens of sites, in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, have turned up numerous treasures of Celtic art, including ceramics, metalwork, manuscripts and coins. Many of the most noteworthy and beautiful, some not previously published, are illustrated and described here in detail, such as the 'Tara' Brooch and the Monymusk Reliquary, along with less well known but equally interesting and attractive pieces." "A picture emerges of a society in a continual state of flux, reflecting the effects of Roman and Viking invasions and their influence on the indigenous population. As well as war and peace, religion and commerce are considered as determining forces and we see how these affect regional variations in style and development. The role and status of the artist/craftsman and the objects they produced is also considered, along with the functions of the pieces and the techniques that were used in their creation."--Jacket
European influence on Celtic art : patrons and artists by Lloyd Robert Laing( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After decades of speculation and confusion about the nature of Celtic art, current studies reveal hidden meanings, symbols and codes that early medieval artists incorporated into individual artworks such as manuscripts, brooches and intricately carved stone monuments. This book discusses how visual imagery, ornament and techniques of production were drawn from international sources, notably the Classical world, Frankish Gaul, Byzantium, the Eastern Mediterranean and Viking Scandinavia. From the Iron Age to the twelfth century powerful patrons - kings, warriors and church leaders - drove the art forms that deliberately conveyed strong messages about society and beliefs."--Publisher's description
Early English art and architecture : archaeology and society by Lloyd Robert Laing( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... surveys the entire spectrum of English art from the beginning of the fifth century to the end of the twelfth century"--Jacket flap
Orkney and Shetland: an archaeological guide by Lloyd Robert Laing( Book )

6 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient art : the challenge to modern thought by Lloyd Robert Laing( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to the Dark Age remains in Britain by Lloyd Robert Laing( Book )

9 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in Celtic survival by Celtic Continuity( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Later Celtic art in Britain and Ireland by Lloyd Robert Laing( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Settlement types in post-Roman Scotland by Lloyd Robert Laing( Book )

8 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some Iron Age Mediterranean imports in England by Peter Harbison( Book )

9 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A catalogue of Celtic ornamental metalwork in the British Isles, c. AD 400-1200 by Lloyd Robert Laing( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Art of the Celts
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Art of the CeltsThe archaeology of Celtic Britain and Ireland, c. AD 400-1200The Picts and the ScotsCeltic Britain and Ireland : art and societyEuropean influence on Celtic art : patrons and artistsEarly English art and architecture : archaeology and societyLater Celtic art in Britain and Ireland
Alternative Names
Laing, Lloyd.

Laing Lloyd 1944-...

Laing, Lloyd R.

Laing, Lloyd R. 1944-

Laing, Lloyd R. (Lloyd Robert), 1944-

Laing, Lloyd Robert

Laing, Lloyd Robert 1944-

Lloyd Laing British archaeologist

Lloyd Laing Brits antropoloog

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Languages
English (288)

French (2)

Spanish (1)