Ancient Britons and the Antiquarian Imagination

    Ancient Britons and the Antiquarian Imagination

    Ideas from the Renaissance to the Regency

    Stuart Piggott

    Thames & Hudson 1989

    Hardback 175pp Illustrated

    9780500014707   Product Code: 79650

    The first Renaissance antiquaries had no such concept as 'prehistory' - the Universe's entire history was documented in the infallible pages of the Bible. Piggott's study of antiquaries such as Camden, Aubrey and William Stukeley shows how their ideas about pre-Roman Britain - and the stereotypical image of the early Briton as a brutish, skin-clad and club-bearing hunter - were influenced by this belief and by ideas derived from classical texts and reports about the recently discovered American Indians.

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