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The Celtic Inscriptions of Britain: Phonology and Chronology, c. 400-1200
     

The Celtic Inscriptions of Britain: Phonology and Chronology, c. 400-1200

by Patrick Sims-Williams
 

This is the first comprehensive linguistic study for 50 years of the stones from western Britain and Brittany, inscribed in the Roman and Irish Ogam alphabets.

  • First comprehensive study for 50 years of the stones from western Britain and Brittany, inscribed in the Roman and Irish Ogam alphabets.
  • Provides a linguistic analysis

Overview

This is the first comprehensive linguistic study for 50 years of the stones from western Britain and Brittany, inscribed in the Roman and Irish Ogam alphabets.

  • First comprehensive study for 50 years of the stones from western Britain and Brittany, inscribed in the Roman and Irish Ogam alphabets.
  • Provides a linguistic analysis of the 370 Brittonic and Irish inscriptions.
  • Presents new phonological evidence for the dating of the inscriptions.

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From the Publisher
"[Sims-Williams's] concern is to give due weight to all the possibilities rather than to rush into one attractive interpretation. This will make the book extremely valuable as a restraining influence on the rasher tendencies of other scholars. The Celtic Inscriptions of Britain is a major achievement in Celtic historical linguistics and will be an indispensible work of reference for many years to come."
Antiquity

"(Celtic Inscriptions of Britain) represents an invaluable contribution to its field."
Cumbrian Medieval Celtic Studies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405109031
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/31/2003
Series:
Publications of the Philological Society Series
Pages:
478
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.96(d)

Meet the Author

Patrick Sims-Williams is Professor of Celtic Studies at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He is the author of ‘Religion and Literature in Western England, 600-800’ (1990) and ‘Britain and Early Christian Europe’ (1995). He is also the co-editor of ‘Ptolemy: Towards a Linguistic Atlas of the Earliest Celtic Place-Names of Europe’ (2000), and the editor of Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies.

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