After languishing on the disciplinary peripheries, Pictish studies is now undergoing significant revision and invigoration, with recent archaeological discoveries increasing the stock of evidence and prompting a re-assessment of cultural development. In addition, new methodologies in archaeology, cultural geography and art history are unpacking the processes of social reproduction through Pictish artefacts and the constructed environment.
We can now say more about the cultural and political lives of the Picts than ever before. And these new findings are giving a fresh perspective on the wider development of nations and identity, and the geo-political transitions that affected Early Medieval polities across the Latin west and which underlie the modern world. This short book provides an exciting and informed synthesis of our current understanding of Pictish history and their material remains.
The Romans and the Picts
Emergence of the Pictish kings
Origin myths, churches and kings
Twilight of the Picts
Author of The Philosopher King and the Pictish Nation, Julianna Grigg holds a PhD in History from the University of Melbourne and is currently an Adjunct Research Fellow with the School of Philosophical, Historical, and International Studies at Monash University.