The Picts Re-Imagined

This short book provides an exciting and informed synthesis of our current understanding of Pictish history and material remains.

$16.95

£12.95 ISBN-13: 9781641890915

Book Details

Price in US $

Price in Sterling

Price in Euro

Imprint

Series

ISBN

Publication Date

Format

, ,

Dimensions (HxW)

Page Count

Illustrations

Language

Discipline(s)

BIC Code(s)

BISAC Code(s)

Contributor(s)

Julianna Grigg

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.

Contents

Introduction
The Romans and the Picts
Emergence of the Pictish Kings
Origin myths, Churches, and Kings
Twilight of the Picts
Conclusions
Further Reading