Stonehenge A Novel of 2000 BC

  • Filename: stonehenge-a-novel-of-2000-bc.
  • ISBN: 9780007338771
  • Release Date: 2011-01-13
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: Bernard Cornwell
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK



A novel by Bernard Cornwell that follows the enormous success of his Arthurian trilogy (The Winter King, Enemy of God, and Excalibur) tells the tale of three brothers and of their rivalry that creates the great temple.

Stonehenge

  • Filename: stonehenge.
  • ISBN: 0060956852
  • Release Date: 2004-12-14
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: Bernard Cornwell
  • Publisher: Harper Collins



Bestselling author Bernard Cornwell takes us back four thousand years, to a vibrant world of ritual and sacrifice that is at once timeless and wholly original. This historical novel unlocks the mystery of Britain's most haunting and puzzling structure, and tells a tale of three brothers—fierce rivals—who are uneasily united in their quest to create a temple to their gods. Lengar, the eldest brother, kills his own father to become chief of his tribe. Camaban, the illegitimate middle brother, is determined to have a massive temple built in his own honor. And Saban, the youngest, who actually builds Stonehenge, must act as mediator between the other two. Stonehenge is the enthrallingly dramatic story of patricide, betrayal, and murder; of bloody brotherly rivalry; and of the never-ending quest for power, wealth, and spiritual fulfillment.

Stonehenge

  • Filename: stonehenge.
  • ISBN: 9783644436411
  • Release Date: 2011-02-01
  • Number of pages: 672
  • Author: Bernard Cornwell
  • Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH



«‹Stonehenge› ist ein Meisterwerk.» (The Times) Um die Macht in Ratharryn zu erlangen, wendet sich Lengar, der Krieger, gegen den eigenen Vater und raubt dem Bruder die Frau. Doch Clanführer wird sein jüngster Bruder, Saban der Baumeister, bis Verrat ihn zum Sklaven macht. Blutige, langjährige Kriege überziehen das Volk von Ratharryn. Doch dann hat der Seher Camaban, der mittlere Bruder, eine Vision: Frieden ist nur möglich, wenn ein gewaltiger Steinkreis erbaut wird – eine neue Heimstatt für die Götter: Stonehenge. Eine große Saga um Bruderzwist, Machtgier und Liebe – und die faszinierende Geschichte eines der eindrücklichsten Bauwerke, die jemals von Menschenhand geschaffen wurden. «Bernard Cornwell taucht in die Vorgeschichte ein und versucht sich an einer Antwort auf die Frage, von wem und warum Stonehenge erbaut wurde. Ergebnis ist ein meisterhaft erzähltes Epos, voller starker Figuren, Drama, Farbe, Tempo, Höhepunkte.» (Times Literary Supplement) «Eine reiche Mischung aus blutigem Konflikt, politischen und religiösen Wirren. Was für ein hervorragender Schriftsteller Bernard Cornwell geworden ist.» (The Economist)

The Stonehenge People

  • Filename: the-stonehenge-people.
  • ISBN: 9781134953516
  • Release Date: 2002-01-31
  • Number of pages: 296
  • Author: Rodney Castleden
  • Publisher: Routledge



Rodney Castleden presents an illuminating and convincing interpretation of Stonhenge's cultural context and historical meaning.

Hengeworld

  • Filename: hengeworld.
  • ISBN: 9781446441350
  • Release Date: 2011-01-18
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Author: Michael Pitts
  • Publisher: Random House



In November 1997 English Heritage announced the discovery of a vast prehistoric temple in Somerset. The extraordinary wooden rings at Stanton Drew are the most recent and biggest of a series of remarkable discoveries that have transformed the way archaeologists think of the great monuments in the region, including Avebury and Stonehenge; one of the world's most famous prehistoric monuments, top tourist site and top location for summer solstice celebrations. The results of these discoveries have not been published outside academic journals and no one has considered the wider implications of these finds. Here Mike Pitts, who has worked as an archaeologist at Avebury, and has access to the unpublished English Heritage files, asks what sort of people designed and built these extraordinary neolithic structures - the biggest in Britain until the arrival of medieval cathedrals. Using computer reconstructions he shows what they looked like and asks what they are for. This is the story of the discovery of a lost civilisation that spanned five centuries, a civilisation that now lies mostly beneath the fields of Southern England.

Stonehenge City

  • Filename: stonehenge-city.
  • ISBN: 9781476611341
  • Release Date: 2003-08-29
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Leon Stover
  • Publisher: McFarland



Stonehenge dates its Bronze Age phase to 2000 B.C. (but with a history stretching back yet another thousand years to Neolithic times). It attracts more than a million tourists a year, but is more than an array of great standing stones. Stonehenge was indeed its own city, the metropolitan center of a powerful kingdom heretofore unsuspected. That city is reconstructed by the author from the archaeological evidence--royal palace, banquet hall and tomb, among other buildings. Here (apart from Homer) begins European literature, derived from oral traditions. The entire book is richly illustrated.

Sarum

  • Filename: sarum.
  • ISBN: 3426629593
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 968
  • Author: Edward Rutherfurd
  • Publisher:



Der Klassiker, der Bestseller, der große Roman einer Stadt 7500 v. Christus: Der Jäger Hwll macht sich mit seiner Frau Akun und ihren Kindern auf den Weg Richtung Süden. Zusammen mit einer anderen Familie gründen sie eine Siedlung, damals Sarum, heute Salisbury genannt. Rutherfurd inszeniert anhand von fünf spannenden Familienschicksalen markante Ereignisse in der Geschichte einer geschichtsträchtigen und sagenumwobenen Gegend: den Bau von Stonehenge, die Eroberung Britanniens durch die Römer und vor allem die Errichtung der berühmten Kathedrale.

Read On History

  • Filename: read-on-history.
  • ISBN: 9781610694322
  • Release Date: 2013-10-21
  • Number of pages: 195
  • Author: Tina Frolund
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO



Make history come alive! This book helps librarians and teachers as well as readers themselves find books they will enjoy—titles that will animate and explain the past, entertain, and expand their minds.

Who s Who of Twentieth Century Novelists

  • Filename: who-s-who-of-twentieth-century-novelists.
  • ISBN: 9781134709915
  • Release Date: 2013-05-13
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Tim Woods
  • Publisher: Routledge



Taking in novelists from all over the globe, from the beginning of the century to the present day, this is the most comprehensive survey of the leading lights of twentieth century fiction. Superb breadth of coverage and over 800 entries by an international team of contributors ensures that this fascinating and wide-ranging work of reference will be invaluable to anyone with an interest in modern fiction. Authors included range from Joseph Conrad to Albert Camus and Franz Kafka to Chinua Achebe. Who's Who of Twentieth Century Novelists gives a superb insight into the richness and diversity of the twentieth century novel.

Of Sex and Faerie further essays on Genre Fiction

  • Filename: of-sex-and-faerie-further-essays-on-genre-fiction.
  • ISBN: 9781847601735
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 393
  • Author: John Lennard
  • Publisher: Lulu.com



Taking up where Of Modern Dragons (2007) left off, these essays continue Lennard's investigation of the praxis of serial reading and the best genre fi ction of recent decades, including work by Bill James, Walter Mosley, Lois Mcmaster Bujold, and Ursula K. Le Guin. There are groundbreaking studies of contemporary paranormal romance, and of Hornblower's transition to space, while the fi nal essay deals with the phenomenon and explosive growth of fanfi ction, and with the increasingly empowered status of the reader in a digital world. There is an extensive bibliography of genre and critical work, with eight illustrations.

A Dictionary of Writers and their Works

  • Filename: a-dictionary-of-writers-and-their-works.
  • ISBN: 9780192518507
  • Release Date: 2015-01-29
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Christopher Riches
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



Over 3,200 entries An essential guide to authors and their works that focuses on the general canon of British literature from the fifteenth century to the present. There is also some coverage of non-fiction such as biographies, memoirs, and science, as well as inclusion of major American and Commonwealth writers. This online-exclusive new edition adds 60,000 new words, including over 50 new entries dealing with authors who have risen to prominence in the last five years, as well as fully updating the entries that currently exist. Each entry provides details of a writer's nationality and birth/death dates, followed by a listing of their titles arranged chronologically by date of publication.

Betrayal at Stonehenge 1000 B C

  • Filename: betrayal-at-stonehenge-1000-b-c.
  • ISBN: 9781587210716
  • Release Date: 2000-10-11
  • Number of pages: 112
  • Author: James Nesper
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse



Stonehenge is just too fascinating to ignore. the word "Stonehenge" seems to ignite the imagination of people and arouse their curiosity. That is because the accomplishments of the valiant Stonehenge people is incredible. It is believed that 123 large blue colored stones were quarried, cut to specified rectangular shapes and transported from the Preseli Mountains in Wales. This is a distance of approximately 130 miles as the crow flies and 240 miles when rafting the stones at sea, navigating several rivers upstream and portaging from one river to another. Eighty-two stone uprights weighing up to seven tons and forty-one top stones weighing slightly less were transported. Such an enormous undertaking seems like an impossible task for illiterate prehistoric people, but they did. the stones are there to prove it. Approximately 1000 years later, even greater construction had begun. the five towering rectangular trilithons stones (or archways) arranged in the shape of a horseshoe and facing the direction of the summer solstice, were built. At least 56 other huge stones were brought to Stonehenge probably from Marlborough Downs over 20 miles away. the largest stone weighed 55 tons and the average weighed 26 tons. It is difficult to imagine how stones of such bulk could be cut to size and transported before the practical use of the wheel, modern roads, hydraulic machinery, wire or nylon rope, etc. Moreover, the horses of that time were small, more like the modern Exmore pony, and were not used as a beast of burden. Once the stones were transported, they had to be positioned to allow for twelve perfect astronomical alignments, and the heavy lintels had to be raised to the tops of the pillars presumably by backbreaking human labor. So who were these amazing people who built Stonehenge? How did they do it, and why? Betrayal at Stonehenge-1000 BC breaths life into the people, put flesh and blood on their skeletal remains and creates saints and sinners. It takes place at the mysterious fall of Stonehenge, around 1000 B.C. Murder, lust, loyalty and love are combined with summer solstice and eclipse of the sun and their mystical religious settings. the genre is late bronze age but the setting is definitely STONEHENGE.

How We See the Sky

  • Filename: how-we-see-the-sky.
  • ISBN: 9780226345789
  • Release Date: 2011-09-12
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Thomas Hockey
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press



Gazing up at the heavens from our backyards or a nearby field, most of us see an undifferentiated mess of stars—if, that is, we can see anything at all through the glow of light pollution. Today’s casual observer knows far less about the sky than did our ancestors, who depended on the sun and the moon to tell them the time and on the stars to guide them through the seas. Nowadays, we don’t need the sky, which is good, because we’ve made it far less accessible, hiding it behind the skyscrapers and the excessive artificial light of our cities. How We See the Sky gives us back our knowledge of the sky, offering a fascinating overview of what can be seen there without the aid of a telescope. Thomas Hockey begins by scanning the horizon, explaining how the visible universe rotates through this horizon as night turns to day and season to season. Subsequent chapters explore the sun’s and moon’s respective motions through the celestial globe, as well as the appearance of solstices, eclipses, and planets, and how these are accounted for in different kinds of calendars. In every chapter, Hockey introduces the common vocabulary of today’s astronomers, uses examples past and present to explain them, and provides conceptual tools to help newcomers understand the topics he discusses. Packed with illustrations and enlivened by historical anecdotes and literary references, How We See the Sky reacquaints us with the wonders to be found in our own backyards.

The Readers Advisory Guide to Historical Fiction

  • Filename: the-readers-advisory-guide-to-historical-fiction.
  • ISBN: 9780838911655
  • Release Date: 2014-09
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Jennifer S. Baker
  • Publisher: American Library Association



Whether set in ancient Egypt, Feudal Japan, the Victorian Age, or Civil War-era America, historical fiction places readers squarely at the center of fascinating times and places, making it one of the most popular genres in contemporary publishing. The definitive resource for librarians and other book professionals, this guideProvides an overview of historical fiction’s roots, highlighting foundational classics, and explores the genre in terms of its scope and styleCovers the latest and most popular authors and titlesDiscusses appeal characteristics and shows how librarians can use a reader's favorite qualities to make suggestionsIncludes lists of recommendations, with a compendium of print and web-based resourcesOffers marketing tips for getting the word out to readersEmphasizing an appreciation of historical fiction in its many forms and focusing on what fans enjoy, this guide provides a fresh take on a durable genre.

Stonehenge Where Atlantis Died

  • Filename: stonehenge-where-atlantis-died.
  • ISBN: 9780575115798
  • Release Date: 2013-06-24
  • Number of pages: 350
  • Author: Harry Harrison
  • Publisher: Hachette UK



Three men against the might of Atlantis... Fleeing from the volcanic eruption that devastated the island kingdom of Atlantis, three men escape to Britain - the island of the Yerni. The three are Prince Ason of Mycenae, the Egyptian envoy Iteb and Aias, the man from Byblos whom Atlantis had enslaved. Mycenae's vital British tin mines have been laid waste - their guardians massacred. The three voyagers - together with Naikeri, proud daughter of the Albi and Ason's lover - take on the warlike Yerni. Then their old enemies the Atlanteans invade, and it becomes imperative to unite the Yerni against them, to forge a new nation from warring tribes by raising the mighty stone symbol of a new order...

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