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Riassunto: This classic book about the remains of iron-age people preserved in peat-bogs throws fascinating light on ancient ways of life, religion and rituals. During the last two centuries, workers in bogs throughout Europe have often accidentally exposed sunken human bodies that looked to them like incarnate devils. Actually, they were being confronted with their own ancestors of two thousand and more years ago. The bog waters have kept the bodies from decay, sometimes even preserving the facial expression at the moment of death. Most of these bog people bear signs of violent ends. Are they murder victims, sacrificial victims, or executed criminals? Acting as a consultant after the discovery of one such body, Professor Glob noted that the anguished face seemed peaceful when viewed apart from the means of death: the rope still tight around the neck. Later he perceived a connection between these bodies and a fertility goddess often portrayed with neck chains. In "The Bog People", Glob unravels the dark, forbidding background of their story.
One spring morning two men cutting peat in a Danish bog uncovered a well-preserved body of a man with a noose around his neck. Thinking they had stumbled upon a murder victim, they reported their discovery to the police, who were baffled until they consulted the famous archaeologist P.V. Glob. Glob identified the body as that of a two-thousand-year-old man, ritually murdered and thrown in the bog as a sacrifice to the goddess of fertility.
Written in the guise of a scientific detective story, this classic of archaeological history--a best-seller when it was published in England but out of print for many years--is a thoroughly engrossing and still reliable account of the religion, culture, and daily life of the European Iron Age.
Includes 76 black-and-white photographs.
Titolo: Bog People: Iron Age Man Preserved
Casa editrice: Faber & Faber
Data di pubblicazione: 1969
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Faber & Faber, 1969. Condizione libro: Good. Second Printing. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP38275830
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Acceptable. Book Condition: Acceptable. Codice libro della libreria 97805710894755.0
Descrizione libro Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 1969, No dustjacket, owners bookplate, company stamp inside, general wear to boards, light foxing to pages, message written in oencil on first inner page. Codice libro della libreria 200/MM/684H
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97805710894754.0
Descrizione libro Faber & Faber. Condizione libro: Acceptable. Used - Acceptable. Sticker on cover. Barcode cut out. Crack in binding exposing spine. Ex-library with wear and barcode page may have been removed. Codice libro della libreria Z1-L-021-01130
Descrizione libro Faber & Faber, 1969. Cloth. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fair. First Edition. Fair DJ/Fine book. Codice libro della libreria 50268
Descrizione libro Faber & Faber, London, 1969. Hardback. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. Reprint. THE BOG PEOPLE Iron Age Man preserved. P. V. Glob. Faber & faber, London. 1969 Reprint ISBN 057108947X 200pp Illustrated Hardback. This copy is in FINE condition in a FINE price clipped dustwrapper. The Tollund Man is the naturally mummified corpse of a man who lived during the 4th century BC, during the period characterised in Scandinavia as the Pre-Roman Iron Age. He was found in 1950 buried in a peat bog on the Jutland Peninsula in Denmark, which preserved his body. Such a find is known as a bog body. The head and face were so well-preserved that he was mistaken at the time of discovery for a recent murder victim. The Grauballe Man is a bog body that was uncovered in 1952 from a peat bog near to the village of Grauballe in Jutland, Denmark. The body is that of an adult male dating from the late 3rd century BC, during the early Iron Age. Based on the evidence of his wounds, he was most likely killed by having his throat slit open. His corpse was then deposited in the bog, where his body was naturally preserved for over two millennia. His was not the only bog body to be found in the peat bogs of Jutland, with other notable examples being Tollund Man and the Elling Woman, thereby being a part of an established tradition at the time; it is commonly thought that these killings, including that of Grauballe Man, were examples of human sacrifice, a possibly important rite in Iron Age Germanic paganism. Grauballe Man has been described as "one of the most spectacular discoveries from Denmark's prehistory" because it is one of the most exceptionally preserved bog bodies ever to be recorded. Upon excavation in 1952, it was moved to the Prehistoric Museum in Aarhus where it underwent research and conservation. In 1955 the body went on display at the Moesgaard Museum near Aarhus, where it can still be seen today. Ref R3 Size: 200pp. Codice libro della libreria 007343
Descrizione libro Faber & Faber. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 057108947X UK BASED SELLER - SHIPS DAILY WITH DJ. Codice libro della libreria E0055123
Descrizione libro Jun 01, 1969. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Text very clean, but minor wear on cover, Ex University library, Hardcover, no dustjacket. Codice libro della libreria 0911IVY3NFD
Descrizione libro Faber & Faber, London England, 1969. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. Reprint. Hardback. Slight browning to edge of back D/J. Price clipped to D/J. Contents: An Answer to a Letter. The Tollund Man. The Grauballe Man. Bog People in Denmark. Bog People in Other Countries. How They lived. When Death Came. Bibliography. Index. Illustrated. 200 pp. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. academic and scholarly books and Modern First Editions ,and all types of Academic Literature.) Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback. Codice libro della libreria 016168