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The Picts - New Edition
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ISBN:
9781780274034
Categories
History, New Releases
Imprint
Birlinn
Publication Date
02 June 2016
Format
Paperback (also available as an ebook)
Status
Available for Sale
Publisher
Birlinn Ltd
Extent
240
Illustrations
16pp colour plates

The Picts - New Edition

A History
by Tim Clarkson - Find out more about the author

 

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The Picts were an ancient nation who ruled most of northern and eastern Scotland during the Dark Ages. Despite their historical importance, they remain shrouded in myth and misconception. Absorbed by the kingdom of the Scots in the ninth century, they lost their unique identity, their language and their vibrant artistic culture. Amongst their few surviving traces are standing stones decorated with incredible skill and covered with enigmatic symbols – vivid memorials of a powerful and gifted people who bequeathed no chronicles to tell their story, no sagas to describe the deed of their kings and heroes. In this book Tim Clarkson pieces together the evidence to tell the story of this mysterious people from their emergence in Roman times to their eventual disappearance.

Tim Clarkson worked in academic librarianship before setting up a business with his wife. He gained an MPhil in archaeology and a PhD in medieval history from the University of Manchester and has written a number of acclaimed history books. He is author of The Men of the North (2010), The Picts (2010), Columba (2012), The Makers of Scotland (2013), Strathclyde and the Anglo-Saxons (2014) and Scotland's Merlin (2016).






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