Stonehenge

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Profile Books, Dec 9, 2010 - History - 132 pages
Stonehenge is woven into the earliest Arthurian legends and has been analysed by everyone from archaeologists, to town planners, to the Druids who have made it their spiritual home. By refusing to adopt one theoretical position, Rosemary Hill provides the most wide-ranging and expansive history of the megalithic structure to date, from its creation in 3000 BC to the threat of the thunderous main roads that flank it today.
 

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Delightful. Author Rosemary Hill doesn’t do a conventional archaeological history, but rather a “history of ideas” about Stonehenge, with a full cast of eccentric English characters and fascinating ... Read full review

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This is a little book that I just randomly picked up from my library’s new book shelf and then kind of randomly opened up, found interesting and found myself reading through. By little I mean it’s ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
The Antiquaries
21
The Architects
59
The Romantics
86
The Age of Darwin
117
Archaeology Astronomy and the Age of Aquarius
146
The New Millennium
190
Planning a Visit?
207
List of Illustrations
223
Index
229
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Rosemary Hill is a writer and historian. She has written two prize-winning books, God's Architect, a life of A.W.N. Pugin and Stonehenge. She is a contributing editor to the London Review of Books, a fellow the Society of Antiquaries and the Royal Society of Literature and a Quondam Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. She lives in London and is working on a history of antiquarianism in the Romantic period.

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