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Laing, The Archaeology of Celtic Britain and Ireland, C. AD 400 - 1200. Laing, Lloyd. The Archaeology of Celtic Britain and Ireland, C. AD 400 – 1200. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2006. 19 cm x 25 cm. XIV, 406 pages. Original softcover. Excellent condition with very minor signs of external wear.

Includes the following chapters: Introduction: Who were the Celts? / The Celtic world / Settlements / Farming / Everyday objects and equipment / Industry and technology / Trade and communications / Clothes and jewellry / Art and ornament / The church / South-western Britain / Wales / Ireland and the Isle of Man / Southern Scotland and northern England / Northern Scotland / Epilogue: The end of Celtic Britain and Ireland.

″The image of the Celt is one of the most emotive in the European past, evoking pictures of warriors, feasts, and gentle saints and scholars. This comprehensive and fully-illustrated book, first published in 2006, re-appraises the archaeology of the Celtic-speaking areas of Britain and Ireland from the late fourth to the twelfth century AD, a period in which the Celts were a leading cultural force in northern Europe. Drawing on recent scientific advances, the book provides a new perspective on the economy, settlement, material culture, art and technological achievements of the early medieval Celts and re-examines their interaction with the Romans and Vikings. Including a full survey of artefacts and archaeological sites, from memorial stones to monasteries, this is essential reading for any student or scholar with an interest in Celtic archaeology, history or culture.” (Amazon)

Keywords: Ancient History, Archaeology, British History, Celtic History, Celts, Irish History, Irish Interest, Isle of Man, Scotland

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Sharkey-The Road through the Isles Sharkey, John. The Road through the Isles. Illustrated by Keith Payne. First Edition. Hants, Wildwood House, 1986. 24cm x 16cm. (5) 256 pages. Original hardcover with original illustrated price-clipped dustjacket. Excellent condition with only minor signs of wear. Endpaper signed by the author. Title page inscribed by the artist.

This is the first book comprehensively to explore and explain the landscape and mysteries of the Outer Hebrides, which contrasts the ancient and modern ways of life of the islanders and chronicles their daily struggle against the wild and ever-changing faces of nature.

This book presents a comprehensive guide to the islands. The Western Isles of Scotland – a harsh environment of rock, bog, loch and mountain – is one of the most beautiful yet remote areas of Scotland. The journey which the author and illustrator undertook from Barra through the Uists, Harris and Lewis as well as their daily struggle against the wild and ever-changing faces of nature.

Contains detailed travel information on all the important sites, ancient monuments and areas of outstanding beauty, with pencil drawings and detailed maps of all the main islands. The culture and beauty of the region/ The Bishops’ Isles/ Sout Uist/ Benbecula/ The North Ford/ North Uist/ Mapping the Long Isle/ South Harris/ North Harris/ Lewis/ The Standing Stones of Callanish/ From Uig to the Butt of Lewis, etc.

Keywords: Scotland, Travel

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