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The Oxford Illustrated History of Prehistoric Europe

By: Sir Barry Cunliffe(Editor)
568 pages, 46 colour & 312 b/w photos and illustrations
The Oxford Illustrated History of Prehistoric Europe
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Edited by Barry Cunliffe, one of the world's leading archaeologists, The Oxford Illustrated History of Prehistoric Europe provides a comprehensive account of prehistoric Europe from the coming of the Stone Age to the fall of the Roman Empire. Unique in its approach, it is a history of both humanity and the environment, looking at the changing landscape of Europe and the responses and adaptations to these changes.

With over 300 plates, maps, and figures, this fascinating volume will be enjoyed by anyone with an interest in the early history, art, and archaeology of Europe.


List of Colour Plates
List of Maps

Introduction, Barry Cunliffe
1: The Peopling of Europe, 700,000-400,000 Years before the Present, Clive Gamble
2: The Upper Paleolithic Revolution, Paul Mellars
3: The Mesolithic Age, Stephen J. Mithen
4: The First Farmers, Alasdair Whittle
5: The Transformation of Early Agrarian Europe: The Later Neolithic and Copper Ages, 4500-2500 BC, Andrew Sherratt
6: The Palace Civilizations of Minoan Crete and Mycenaean Greece, 2000-1200 BC, K. A. Wardle
7: The Emergence of Elites: Earlier Bronze Age Europe, 2500-1300 BC, Andrew Sherratt
8: The Collapse of Aegean Civilization at the End of the Late Bronze Age, Mervyn Popham
9: Reformation in Barbarian Europe, 1300-600 BC, Anthony Harding
10: Iron Age Societies in Western Europe and Beyond: 800-140 BC, Barry Cunliffe
11: Thracians, Scythians, and Dacians, 800 BC-AD 300, Timothy Taylor
12: The Impact of Rome on Barbarian Society, 140 BC-AD300, Barry Cunliffe
13: Barbarian Europe, AD 300-700, Malcolm Todd

Further Reading
Chronological Tables
Acknowledgement of Sources

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Edited by Barry Cunliffe, Professor of European Archaeology, University of Oxford

- Barry Cunliffe
- Clive Gamble
- Anthony Harding
- Paul Mellars
- Steven Mithen
- M. R. Popham
- Andrew Sherratt
- Timothy Taylor
- Malcolm Todd
- K. A. Wardle
- Alasdair Whittle

By: Sir Barry Cunliffe(Editor)
568 pages, 46 colour & 312 b/w photos and illustrations
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"takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the development of Western culture – a definitive study."
Oxford Times

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