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4.0 out of 5 stars A wry look a through the history of thehistory of Stonehenge
An archaeologist of the old school with zero tolerance for the alternative and the fringe, delivering himself of the immortal quote "Much of what has been written about Stonehenge is derivative, second-rate or plain wrong.", Chippindale still comes up with a highly readable though one-sided look both at the history of Stonehenge - and the history of the...
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1.0 out of 5 stars Far From Complete
This book was a great disappointment. Any book that starts out "Stonehenge is the ruin of a single stone building" has to be kidding. Chippindale does not even index the 1876 book, Stonehenge and its Barrows, by William Long, writing for the Wiltshire Achaeological and Natural History Society, which in my opinion is the best and most "complete" book ever written on...
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A wry look a through the history of thehistory of Stonehenge, 7 Nov 1998
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This review is from: Stonehenge Complete (Paperback)
An archaeologist of the old school with zero tolerance for the alternative and the fringe, delivering himself of the immortal quote "Much of what has been written about Stonehenge is derivative, second-rate or plain wrong.", Chippindale still comes up with a highly readable though one-sided look both at the history of Stonehenge - and the history of the history of Stonehenge from Inigo Jones' Roman theorising to the latest alternative fringe. I'd like to have seen a bit more about Stonehenge itself and a little less of the history of the history, but recommended for scholars of Stonehenge nevertheless.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Far From Complete, 11 Dec 2008
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Andis Kaulins (Traben-Trarbach, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany) - See all my reviews
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This book was a great disappointment. Any book that starts out "Stonehenge is the ruin of a single stone building" has to be kidding. Chippindale does not even index the 1876 book, Stonehenge and its Barrows, by William Long, writing for the Wiltshire Achaeological and Natural History Society, which in my opinion is the best and most "complete" book ever written on Stonehenge. Stonehenge Complete is more a modern helter-skelter journalistic essay on Stonehenge rather than anything that one can use for serious work. It is full of irrelevant discourse, opinions, unproven assertions and asides to unrelated topics and almost totally ignores archaeoastronomical aspects. Read Gerald Hawkins rather than this if you want to get some idea about Stonehenge. This one is not worth the money.
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