Ideas from the Renaissance to the Regency
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.