Origins: The Roots of European Civilization - Barry CunliffeBritish Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC], 1987, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs; Maps; Plans;
From the cover: “This book has been planned and edited by Barry Cunliffe, Professor of European Archaeology at the University of Oxford, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Origins, BBC Radio 4’s influential and innovative series on the world of archaeology.
It takes as its geographical and chronological framework the evolution of European civilisation from its early beginnings in the food-producing communities of Anatolia and the Aegean in the seventh millennium to the expansion of the Graeco-Roman civilisation throughout the Mediterranean and into much of mainland Europe.
Ten leading archaeologists write about their current research on a wide-ranging number of topics from the uncovering of child sacrifices in the Minoan palace of Knossos to the detective work that revealed the tomb of Philip of Macedon, and from the reconstruction of domestic life in a Neolithic lake village to a description of conditions in the slave-mines that supported the wealth and glory of fifth-century Athens.
Fully illustrated with maps and line drawings, and with integrated black and white illustrations as well as 16 pages of colour photographs, the book gives an exciting account of how the professional archaeologist is continually refining and reshaping our view of the past to give a more complete picture of vanished human societies.”
Size: 10" x 7¾". Cream boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XI] 195 pages.