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Towers in the North: The Brochs of Scotland (Revealing History) [Paperback]

Ian Armit
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29 May 2002 Revealing History
The brochs are among the best-known ancient monuments in Scotland. However, despite a long and colourful history of research, it is only in the last 20 years that the results of field survey, excavation and radiocarbon dating have begun to flesh out a picture of their evolution and development from around 600 BC to AD 100. This well-illustrated book describes the current state of our knowledge, probes the long-running controversies over their origins and function, and provides an annotated list of the most accessible and best-preserved broch sites. Individual chapters cover: Beginnings; Anatomy of a broch tower; Broch landscapes, broch people; Lords of the north; Lords of the south; Beyond the brochs.

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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press (29 May 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0752419323
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752419329
  • Product Dimensions: 17.2 x 1 x 24.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 308,510 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Comprehensive Introduction to Brochs 5 Mar 2004
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There is one bad side to reading this book: Armit made me want to read more on brochs and Scottish history in general. His writing style is one of the very best that I have encountered in non-fiction.
The book has a good balance between reconstructions, other drawings, photographs and text. Armit gives a thorough account of the history of broch studies as well as of the history of the brochs them selves.
If you are in the least interested in Iron Age Scotland and/or brochs, you probably won't regret buying this one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Broching Clever 13 Jan 2005
A true rarity, Armit is a specialist who can write an informative account in an accesable manner that is a pleasure to read. His approach makes studying a pleasure in comparison to many archaeological specialists who seem content to write for their own esteem. I would recommend this book to anyone with even the slightest interest in history. I cannot wait to revisit N.W Scotland to see the sites Armit has now brought to life!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tall Towers of a lost people 29 Nov 2013
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An interesting and rewarding read. Purchased as a gift and thoroughly enjoyed by the receiver. We now plan to visit as many brochs as we can.
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