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The Stone Circles of the British Isles (1976)

by Aubrey Burl

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Although this book is interesting and well-written, I couldn't get into it.

Burl's book is a technical, academic treatment of the stone circles of the British Isles, and while i understood that when I picked it up, I wasn't prepared for how much archaeological, historical, and geographical knowledge would be required to understand it. While I'm somewhat familiar with British pre-history, and with the general geography of the island, I found that I needed more context in both areas than the book provides. Archaeologically speaking, the book assumes in-depth study of the field, and is really intended for a sophisticated audience.

Without the necessary background, I can't comment on the quality of the scholarship, unfortunately, or rate the book; all I can say is that it isn't light reading, and it isn't intended for those with a casual interest in the subject. However, it's quite well written.
  upstairsgirl | Jul 25, 2010 |
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This is a scholarly work stone circles with the first edition known under the title The Stone Circles of the British Isles and the second edition known under the title The Stone Circles of Britain, Ireland and Brittany. The work is different from both A Guide to the Stone Circles of Britain, Ireland and Brittany and Stone Circles.
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