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Age of the Picts
     

Age of the Picts

by W. A. Cummins
 

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The Pictish nation, forged in the shadow of the Roman Empire, was the dominant power in northern Britain for more than 500 years. In this book, Dr Cummins provides a fresh look at the whole Pictish story, placing it firmly in its true historical context and reassessing topics such as the legend of Drust son of Erp and St Columba's evangelising mission in 563.

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The Pictish nation, forged in the shadow of the Roman Empire, was the dominant power in northern Britain for more than 500 years. In this book, Dr Cummins provides a fresh look at the whole Pictish story, placing it firmly in its true historical context and reassessing topics such as the legend of Drust son of Erp and St Columba's evangelising mission in 563.

The Age of the Picts also includes unusual but useful comparisons with contemporary events in Wales and England as well as new and controversial interpretations of Sueno's Stone and Pictish symbols, and a fresh explanation of how the Scots took over Pictland in the ninth century AD.

This concise and readable work is a valuable resource for those with existing knowledge on the subject, and an excellent starting point for anyone wishing to delve further into the fascinating world of the Picts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780752449593
Publisher:
The History Press
Publication date:
07/01/2009
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
902,126
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

W. A. Cummins is the author of King Arthur's Place in Prehistory.

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