Who Owns Stonehenge? front coverWho Owns Stonehenge? back cover

Who Owns Stonehenge? (1990 Paperback)


£20.00

Very good condition used 1990 First Edition Paperback.

Published by B.T. Batsford Ltd, London.
Authors: Christopher Chippindale;
Paul Devereux; Peter Fowler; Rhys Jones.
ISBN: 9780713464559.
Approx dims: 240mm h x 180mm w x 16mm d.

1 in stock


Who Owns Stonehenge?

Condition and Description:

Very good condition used 1990 First Edition Paperback.

Published by B.T. Batsford Ltd, London.
Authors: Christopher Chippindale; Paul Devereux; Peter Fowler; Rhys Jones.
ISBN: 9780713464559.
Approx dims: 240mm h x 180mm w x 16mm d.

Intact clean glossy condition pictorial covers with slight rubbing and signs of handling. Intact spine. 176 clean, slightly off white pages of English text with b&w photos and illustrations, no inscriptions. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of Who Owns Stonehenge?:

Stonehenge, over 4000 years old and the most massive and striking remnant of pre-Roman civilisation in Britain, has fascinated man for centuries. Yet although many theories – archaeological and astronomical, mainstream and offbeat – have tried to explain its sense and purpose, it remains an enigma.

Yet Stonehenge is not a quiet enigma, it is Europe’s most contentious ancient monument. The question of who has rights to the place, and what they may do there, is a much-publicised issue. Annual fights over Stonehenge have become part of the summer ritual, as festival-goers, Druids and mystics gather there in June to practice rites that are ancient or modern, moving or bogus, according to your viewpoint.

Five expert contributors now set out their contradictory ideas about Stonehenge, from the viewpoints of archaeologists, ancient Britons, earth-mystery students, civil libertarians and bemused bystanders. Their debate is informed, acute, extra-ordinary, funny – and essential to understanding why the past matters in the world today.