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The Discovery of Middle Earth: Mapping the Lost World of the Celts Hardcover – 20 Dec 2013

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  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1st edition edition (20 Dec. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 039308163X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393081633
  • Product Dimensions: 16.8 x 3.3 x 24.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,273,306 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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[A] daring theory.... thrilling. --Laura Miller

Presenting one of the most astonishing, significant discoveries in recent memory, Robb, winner of the Duff Cooper Prize and Ondaatje Award for The Discovery of France, upends nearly everything we believe about the history or, as he calls it, 'protohistory' of early Europe and its barbarous Celtic tribes and semimythical Druids . Like the vast and intricate geographical latticework that Robb has uncovered, the book unfurls its secrets in an eerie, magnificent way a remarkable, mesmerizing, and bottomless work. "

[A] daring theory . thrilling. --Laura Miller"

[A] daring theory . thrilling.--Laura Miller"

Fascinating The historical value of Robb's vivid portrait of Celtic culture is unquestionable.--Wendy Smith"

Raises intriguing questions about the relationship between tribe and empire, local identity and larger superstructure.--Rachel Donadio

[A] daring theory.... thrilling.--Laura Miller

Upends nearly everything we believe about the history... of early Europe.--Gabe Habash

Combines travelogue and historical detective story.... The work of a man to whom the past is vividly present.--Ian Morris

Fascinating...The historical value of Robb's vivid portrait of Celtic culture is unquestionable.--Wendy Smith

About the Author

Graham Robb is the author of three prize-winning biographies, each selected as New York Times Best Books. His most recent works, The Discovery of Middle Earth, The Discovery of France, and Parisians, have earned several awards. He lives on the Anglo-Scottish border.


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