The Modern Antiquarian: A Pre-millennial Odyssey Through Megalithic Britain : Including a Gazetteer to Over 300 Prehistoric Sites
'Deeply impressive... ancient history: the new rock 'n' roll.' The TimesJulian Cope's bestselling modern classic, The Modern Aniquarian, is now released in a beautiful new hardback package. Having sold over 50,000 copies in two highly successful editions.
Julian Cope is one of Britain's best known and most-celebrated post-punk visionaries. In this historical masterpiece, he takes us on an unforgettable journey across the British Isles, uncovering the first temples ever built and their myriad descendants, the relics of which can still be seen today.
The Modern Antiquarian is the result of an eight-year odyssey in search of the roots of British cultural identity. Of the countless sites visited, Cope has selected over 300 of the very best; photographing their remains and explaining fully their relationships with the landscape.
This book shines a powerful light onto the past of a nation hoodwinked into believing that its history began with the Roman conquest. Cope's deft prose examines our prehistoric beginnings through the evidence of megalithic remains and their surroundings, allowing us for the first time to reconcile the tapestry of our past with modern life.
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THIS is awesome. The most maddening part about this book is you have more questions than before you picked it up, but don't think for a second it's short on information.
A wonderful read covering hundreds of megalithic sites in Britain and beyond. A great coffee table book, or worth lugging with you if you're touring the UK.
This book changed my life, 15 years ago I bought this book and have since been to over two thousand ancient sites over 6 countries.
It is a brilliant book