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The Art Of The Picts

Author: George Henderson
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ISBN: 9780500238073
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"A major study of the art of the Picts." -Library Journal

The Pictish Symbol Stones Of Scotland

Author: Iain Fraser
Publisher: Royal Commission on the Ancient &
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This is a revised and expanded version of the RCAHMS publication originally entitled Pictish Symbol Stones - a Handlist . It publishes the complete known corpus of Pictish symbol stones, including descriptions, photos and professional archaeological drawings of each. An introduction gives an overview of work on the stones, and analyses the latest thinking as to their function and meaning.

Medieval Scotland

Author: Alan MacQuarrie
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0752494880
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Of all the Celtic peoples once dominant across the whole of Europe north of the Alps, only the Scots established a kingdom that lasted. Wales, Brittany and Ireland, subject to the same sort of pressure from a powerful neighbour, retained linguistic distinctiveness but lost political nationhood. What made Scotland's history so different?

The Last Of The Druids

Author: Iain W. G. Forbes
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445612151
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A fascinating new study into the Picts, one of Europe’s most enigmatic peoples.

Pictish Progress

Author: Stephen T. Driscoll
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN: 9789004187597
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Commemorating the 50th anniversary of F.T. Wainwright's The Problem of the Picts , this book is also a multi-disciplinary collection of essays presenting new research and assessing the current state of scholarship on northern Britain in the late first millennium AD. Topics featuring prominently include place-names, texts, art, landscape and burial practices.

Early Medieval Stone Monuments

Author: Howard Williams
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
ISBN: 1783270748
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New insights into inscribed and stone monuments from across Europe in the early middle ages.

The Insular Tradition

Author: Catherine E. Karkov
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791434567
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"A breadth of interdisciplinary voices" discuss how geographical insularity - specifically that of Britain and Ireland - has affected artistic tradition.

The Picts

Author: Tim Clarkson
Publisher: Birlinn
ISBN: 9781780274034
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-237) and index.

Portmahomack

Author: Martin Carver
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 074869997X
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Portmahomack today is a serene fishing village on the Dornoch Firth, north east Scotland where archaeological excavations have written a new history of the origins of Scotland. This book brings alive the expedition and its discoveries, most famously a monastery of the eighth century in the land of the Picts. Starting from chance finds of a Pictish carved stone in St Colman's churchyard, the archaeologists unearthed four settlements one on top of the other. An elite farm was succeeded by the Pictish monastery, which, following a Viking raid in AD800, became a trading place and then a medieval village. Scientific analysis shows at each stage where the people came from, their life-style and what they ate. Together it creates a story of the heroic adaptation of a European nation to new politics between the sixth and sixteenth century. The Picts were the outstanding sculptors of their day, producing carved stone monuments equal to anything being made in contemporary Europe. They were Britons, who resisted the Romans invaders and created their own warrior nation in the north east of the island. Coming under pressure from the Scots and the Norse, they disappeared from history in the ninth century AD. Now archaeology is finding them again. This massively updated new edition follows eight years intensive research on the huge assemblage of artefacts, human bone, animal bone and plant remains that were recovered. This has revealed a world of high mobility, rich in ideas and constantly changing it political orientation in a greater European context.

Decoding The Pictish Symbols

Author: Walter Arthur Cummins
Publisher: History PressLtd
ISBN: 9780752452395
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This book is a must-have for anyone interested in the Picts and fascinated by the perennial mysteries of the Dark Ages.