Land’s End, Finistere, Finisterra–until the end of the fifteenth century this was where the world ended in a turmoil of ocean beyond which there was nothing. For example map AD , he uses this last half millennium more as a well-studied test case to help the reader better understand what went before. Expanding Networks and the Rise of the Individual: Table of contents 1: May 25, Maya rated it really liked it Shelves: Charlie Moat rated it it was amazing Apr 12,

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The book has plenty of photographs and makes an excellent work of putting together plenty of data from isolated archeologists in several European countries, usually reluctant to rise from the local, reassuring certainties into a wider picture. Jul 19, Liam rated it really liked it.

Facing the Ocean: The Atlantic and Its Peoples, BC-AD by Barry W. Cunliffe

If you are curious as to why a Celtic language is spoken in Ireland, why we have so much in common with Iberians and French, this book is for you. Eileen Shepherd rated it really liked it Dec 24, May 03, Davis rated it really liked it Shelves: Part of the answer is that we are conditioned by our genetics to be acquisitive animals: Cypro-Minoan Inscriptions Silvia Ferrara.

Jeremy Black, Literary Review show more. The beautiful illustrations show how this picturesque part of Europe has many striking physical similarities.

On the Ocean – Sir Barry Cunliffe – Oxford University Press

Well, it was high time the British actually discovered that they are not isolated in the middle of the universe! Trivia About Facing the Ocean Fortean Times A study of immense scope and considerable erudition The reader is taken on a most unique journey through many words and details, with beautiful photos and drawings from an ancient past that we never knew existed, along with a hefty index, should one get lost along the way.


The relationship, through history, between humans and the sea has been one of conflict and conquest. I read this in the library a few years ago and am reminded of Bob Quinn’s book Atlantean and recent genetic research that links Ireland to Northern Spain.

barry cunliffe facing the ocean

He received a knighthood in On the Ocean The Mediterranean and the Atlantic from prehistory to AD Sir Barry Cunliffe The story of the development of seafaring on the Mediterranean and the Atlantic from early prehistory to about AD It explores the attitude of humans to the sea and what drove facig to chance their luck and their lives in a hostile environment funliffe regarded with awe Barry Cunliffe considers European history from the point of coean of the development of seafaring It examines the complex emotional relationship of humans with the sea.

The last chapters dealing with more recent history are the most fragmented, and I guess that is because there is so much information on the ears and so little space. Preview — Facing the Ocean by Barry W. English Historical Review Facing the Ocean is a remarkable achievement.

Allan rated it really liked it Jun 12, The Combat that is called Navigation 3. Why, then, did humans become seafarers?

Facing the Ocean : The Atlantic and Its Peoples, 8000 BC to AD 1500

After that Cunliffe takes a few different tacks on well know historical info. Lists with This Book.


barry cunliffe facing the ocean

The Celtic languages developed as a lingua franca between traders and the shared culture spread not through conquest or huge movements of people, but close trade and cultural contacts over the millennia. The communities frequently developed distinctive characteristics intensifying aspects of their culture the more clearly to distinguish themselves from their in-land neighbours.

On the Ocean

It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Apr 28, Cristobo De rated it really liked it.

To purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider. Exploring the Ends of the World: Home Contact us Help Free delivery worldwide. He argues that the peoples of the Atlantic rim–of Iceland, Scotland, Ireland, Brittany, Spain, Portugal, and Gibraltar–all share a cultural identity shaped by the Atlantic Ocean, an identity which stretches back almost ten thousand years.

Kate rated it really liked it Jun 18, Archaeological evidence from the prehistoric period amply demonstrates the bonds which developed and intensified between these isolated communities and helped to maintain a shared but distinctive Atlantic identity. The chapters on baarry trade routes, and early cultural contact are really, really good and will be useful for historical recreations.

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