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This review is from: Europe Between the Oceans: 9000 BC-AD 1000 (Paperback)
This book is simply superb, a must-have. It explains our complex past in terms we can all understand, without ever being "dumbed down" or condescending.
Prof. Cunliffe's profound scholarly grasp enables him to treat all the material, all the data, all the theories with absolute familiarity...he is telling us a story that is so well known by him that we feel it becoming familiar to us too.
The illustrations are staggering, images of ancient artefacts that are profoundly affecting and humbling.The maps,too, are excellent..I knew little of the ancient past and was amazed at how old the European trade routes are.
My specific interests were Britain and Iberia..... this book delivered on those, certainly, but more than that, it widened my horizons far beyond.
Don't hesitate...buy this book!