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The Art Of The Picts

Author : George Henderson
ISBN : 0500289638
Genre : Art
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The Picts, who occupied north-eastern Scotland between the sixth and ninth centuries, are perhaps the least well-known of the Celtic peoples. The only real traces of their society are a large series of stone cross slabs, and some silverwork, all engraved with symbols which nobody has ever properly deciphered (despite many attempts). This book locates this work within the Insular style seen throughout the British Isles at this time and marvellously expressed in such works as the Book of Kells. Not only is it the most comprehensive survey of Pictish art in recent memory, it is the first scholarly book to address the art-historical aspects of work formerly only treated by archaeologists.
Category: Art

The Art Of The Picts

Author : George Henderson
ISBN : 0500238073
Genre : Art
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"A major study of the art of the Picts." -Library Journal
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The Pictish Symbol Stones Of Scotland

Author : Iain Fraser
ISBN : UOM:39015079291350
Genre : Art
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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.
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Pictish Progress

Author : Stephen T. Driscoll
ISBN : 9004187596
Genre : History
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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.
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Decoding The Pictish Symbols

Author : Walter Arthur Cummins
ISBN : 0752452398
Genre : History
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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.
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Early Medieval Stone Monuments

Author : Howard Williams
ISBN : 9781783270743
Genre : Civilization, Medieval
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New insights into inscribed and stone monuments from across Europe in the early middle ages.
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The Insular Tradition

Author : Catherine E. Karkov
ISBN : 0791434567
Genre : Art
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"A breadth of interdisciplinary voices" discuss how geographical insularity - specifically that of Britain and Ireland - has affected artistic tradition.
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A Guide To The Pictish Stones

Author : Elizabeth Sutherland
ISBN : UOM:39015039881159
Genre : History
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This guide to the Picts covers all known Pictish stones. It incorporates the latest discoveries, along with a full listing of symbols and their possible meaning, a complete gazetteer, and location maps with ordnance survey grid references.
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Crossing Boundaries

Author : Eric Cambridge
ISBN : 9781785703089
Genre : History
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Interdisciplinary studies are increasingly widely recognised as being among the most fruitful approaches to generating original perspectives on the medieval past. In this major collection of 27 papers, contributors transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries to offer new approaches to a number of themes ranging in time from late antiquity to the high Middle Ages. The main focus is on material culture, but also includes insights into the compositional techniques of Bede and the Beowulf-poet, and the strategies adopted by anonymous scribes to record information in unfamiliar languages. Contributors offer fresh insights into some of the most iconic survivals from the period, from the wooden doors of Sta Sabina in Rome to the Ruthwell Cross, and from St Cuthbert’s coffin to the design of its final resting place, the Romanesque cathedral at Durham. Important thematic surveys reveal early medieval Welsh and Pictish carvers interacting with the political and intellectual concerns of the wider Insular and continental world. Other contributors consider what it is to be Viking, revealing how radically present perceptions shape our understanding of the past, how recent archaeological work reveals the inadequacy of the traditional categorisation of the Vikings as ‘incomers’, and how recontextualising Viking material culture can lead to unexpected insights into famous historical episodes such as King Edgar’s boat trip on the Dee. Recent landmark finds, notably the runic-inscribed Saltfleetby spindle whorl and the sword pommel from Beckley, are also published here for the first time in comprehensive analyses which will remain the fundamental discussions of these spectacular objects for many years to come.This book will be indispensable reading for everyone interested in medieval culture.
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The Picts

Author : Jill Harden
ISBN : 1849170347
Genre : Picts
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The Picts were a sophisticated and powerful people who dominated much of what is now Scotland for hundreds of years, before uniting with the Gaels to form the nation of Alba (later Scotland). Their language has all but disappeared, but their cultural heritage survives, above all in the form of hundreds of incised and carved stones, many marked with their distinctive symbols. Pictish symbols have provoked much curiosity and prompted many interpretations, some more fanciful than others. They are still the subject of debate among experts. This extensively illustrated book explores all the available information on the Picts in an appealing, accessible and authoritative way. It also includes full guides to the important collections of Pictish carved stones at St Vigeans in Angus and Meigle in Perth & Kinross.
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