The Picts

Author(s): Benjamin Hudson

History

The Picts is a survey of the historical and cultural developments in northern Britain between AD 300 and AD 900. Discarding the popular view of the Picts as savages, they are revealed to have been politically successful and culturally adaptive members of the medieval European world. Re-interprets our definition of 'Pict' and provides a vivid depiction of their political and military organization Offers an up-to-date overview of Pictish life within the environment of northern Britain Explains how art such as the 'symbol stones' are historical records as well as evidence of creative inspiration. Draws on a range of transnational and comparative scholarship to place the Picts in their European context

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Benjamin Hudson's books include Irish Sea Studies (2006), and Viking Pirates and Christian Princes (2005).

List of Figures and Tables vi List of Lineages and Maps vii Preface and Acknowledgments viii Methodology x Abbreviations xii Introducing the Picts 1 1 Picts and Romans 15 2 Myth and Reality 40 3 The Early Middle Ages 57 4 People and Work 95 5 Spirituality 134 6 Art 162 7 Conquest and Obscurity 182 8 Literature and Remembrance 207 Conclusion 233 Select Bibliography 240 Index 255

General Fields

  • : 9781118602027
  • : John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • : John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • : March 2014
  • : 228mm X 154mm X 13mm
  • : United States
  • : March 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Benjamin Hudson
  • : Paperback
  • : 941.01
  • : 276
  • : black & white illustrations, maps, figures