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Creating Prehistory

Creating Prehistory
druids, ley hunters and archaeologists in pre-war Britain

  • ISBN: 9781405155052
  • Editorial: Blackwell Publishing
  • Lugar de la edición: Oxford. Reino Unido
  • Encuadernación: Rústica
  • Medidas: 254 cm
  • Nº Pág.: 311
  • Idiomas: Inglés

Papel: Rústica
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In this highly original account, Adam Stout demonstrates for the first time how a generation of determined and scientifically-minded young archaeologists succeeded in creating the discipline of today. "Creating Prehistory" deals even-handedly and sympathetically with the creation of several different sorts of prehistory during the volatile period between the two World Wars.The author weaves a fascinating tale of the personalities and institutions involved in the development of 'professional' archaeology and the marginalization of its competitors. He investigates the influence of the Diffusionists and their much- neglected pacifist agendas, the controversial reappearance of the Druids at Stonehenge, and the sensational popularity of "The Old Straight Track". The result is a convincing and highly insightful glimpse into the intellectual origins of contemporary archaeology during the 1920s and 30s. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in today's fascination with the prehistoric past.


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