The Oxford Illustrated History of Prehistoric Europe

Author(s): Barry Cunliffe

Ancient History

Edited by Barry Cunliffe, one of the world's leading archaeologists, this book 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.


Product Information

List of Colour Plates; List of Maps; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The Peopling of Europe, 700,000-400,000 Years before the Present; 2. The Upper Paleolithic Revolution; 3. The Mesolithic Age; 4. The First Farmers; 5. The Transformation of Early Agrarian Europe: The Later Neolithic and Copper Ages, 4500-2500 BC; 6. The Palace Civilizations of Minoan Crete and Mycenaean Greece, 2000-1200 BC; 7. The Emergence of Elites: Earlier Bronze Age Europe, 2500-1300 BC; 8. The Collapse of Aegean Civilization at the End of the Late Bronze Age; 9. Reformation in Barbarian Europe, 1300-600 BC; 10. Iron Age Societies in Western Europe and Beyond: 800-140 BC; 11. Thracians, Scythians, and Dacians, 800 BC-AD 300; 12. The Impact of Rome on Barbarian Society, 140 BC-AD300; 13. Barbarian Europe, AD 300-700; Further Reading; Chronological Tables; Acknowledgement of Sources; Index

General Fields

  • : 9780192854414
  • : Oxford University Press
  • : Oxford University Press
  • : 1.288
  • : January 2001
  • : 246mm X 189mm X 30mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Barry Cunliffe
  • : Paperback
  • : good-very good
  • : 544
  • : 24 pp colour plates, numerous black and white illustrations