Towers in the North : The Brochs of Scotland, Paperback Book

Towers in the North : The Brochs of Scotland Paperback



The brochs are among the best-known ancient monuments in Scotland.

However, despite a long and colourful history of research, it is only in the last 20 years that the results of field survey, excavation and radiocarbon dating have begun to flesh out a picture of their evolution and development from around 600 BC to AD 100.

This well-illustrated book describes the current state of our knowledge, probes the long-running controversies over their origins and function, and provides an annotated list of the most accessible and best-preserved broch sites. Individual chapters cover: Beginnings; Anatomy of a broch tower; Broch landscapes, broch people; Lords of the north; Lords of the south; Beyond the brochs.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press Ltd
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  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9780752419329



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