“Stretching from Iceland and North Africa, the peoples who live long the thousands of miles of the Atlantic seaboard have one vista – the seeming infinity of the ocean.”
In this wonderful tome, spanning from 8000 BC to AD 1500, Barry Cunliffe has brought a masterpiece to light. Having spent years in research and study, the world now has a definitive edition on the ancient Atlantic peoples. Iceland, Scotland, Ireland, Brittany, Spain, Portugal and Gibraltar; all are linked together by one fact: each day they look out at the great Atlantic Ocean. It is a detail that brings these people, the Celts, Bretons, Galicians, closer together – kith and kin.
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.
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Originally published on November 12th 2001.
Originally published in the Long Beach Union.