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Graham Robb - The Ancient Paths (2nd Hand Paperback)

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Synopsis

It all started with a long distance cycle ride.

Inspired by a chance discovery, Robb became fascinated with the world of the Celts: their gods, their art, and, most of all, their sophisticated knowledge of science. His investigations gradually revealed something extraordinary: a lost map, of an empire constructed with precision and beauty across vast tracts of Europe.

The map had been forgotten for almost two millennia and its implications were astonishing.

Minutely researched and rich in revelations, The Ancient Paths brings to life centuries of our distant history and reinterprets pre-Roman Europe. Told with all of Robb's grace and verve, it is a dazzling, unforgettable book.

Details
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Good
  • Category : Non-Fiction - History & Futurology
  • Published : 2013 (This Edition 2014 - Picador)
  • ISBN : 9780330531511
  • SKU : B001272
  • PPC : SP350gm
  • RRP : £9.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

'The Romans did a good job of writing their predecessors out of history . . . As the conquerors got to write the history, we have to rely on their account of what they found. But as Robb makes clear, they told only part of the story.' - Observer.

'Robb produces an elaborately detailed account of Celtic society and ideas . . . Those who enjoy a mixture of myth and archaeology, who admire a vivid metaphor and a fine turn of phrase, will find much in this book to enjoy.' - New Statesman.

'He is such a warm, gentle and generous writer, with no faux scholarly tosh or solitary ecstasy riffs and Robb's own calm eloquence is deeply persuasive . . . If Graham Robb has discovered that Ancient Gaul was arranged as a reflection of the universe, then that amazing discovery, and this heroically courageous publication of it, is a wonder and a marvel.' - Adam Nicolson, Evening Standard.

'The findings of Graham Robb, a biographer and historian, bring into question two millennia of thinking about Iron Age Britain and Europe and the stereotyped image of Celts as barbarous, superstitious tribes.' - Daily Telegraph.

"Graham Robb's new book will change the way you see European civilisation." - Google Review.

"An ingenious & thoroughly gripping historical & archaeological bolt from the blue." - New Statesman, Books of the Year 2013.

The Author
Graham Macdonald Robb FRSL is a British author and critic whose recent books include "The Discovery of France" and "Parisians," has published widely in French literature and history. His biographies of Balzac, Victor Hugo, and Rimbaud have won critical acclaim and were selected as New York Times Editor’s Choices for best books of the year. Robb lives in Oxford, England.

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