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Harbison, Pre-Christian Ireland. From the First Settlers to the Early Celts.

Harbison, Peter. Pre-Christian Ireland. From the First Settlers to the Early Celts. Drawings by Edelgard Soergel-Harbison. London, Thames and Hudson, 1988. 24.5cm x 16.5cm. 208 pages. With 139 illustrations. Original Hardcover with dustjacket in protective collector’s mylar. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear.

Includes for example the following chapters: The Search for the First Settlers/ Farmers and Megalith-builders/ The Rise of Metalworking/ A Golden Age/ The Celtic Iron Age etc.

Although one of the last corners of Europe to have been settled by man, Ireland is particularly rich in prehistoric remains. The great passage-tomb of Newgrance, dating to the fourth millenium BC, has become internationally famous since the discovery of its orientation towards the rising sun a the winter solstice, and excavations at the neighbouring towmb of Knowth have given unprecedented insight into the wealth of Irish megalithic art. The glory of gold and bronze from Ireland’s more recent prehistoric past, with its technical brilliance and intricate designs, continues to cause wonderment to the present day. During the Iron Age the Irish Celts produced some of the finest works of craftsmanship in the whole corpus of Celtic art. Harbison has written the first full-scale survey of Irish prehistory for a general audience to have appeared for a decade.

Our price: EUR 38,-- 

Harbison-Pre-Christian Ireland
Harbison-Pre-Christian Ireland