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    DescriptionModern communications have driven motorways and pylons through the countryside, dwarfed us with TV and telephone masts and drastically altered the way in which we move around, see and understand Scotland. Recent politics and logistics have established borders and jurisdictions which now seem permanent and impervious. The Faded Map looks beyond these to remember a land that was once quiet and green. It brings to vivid life the half-forgotten kings and kingdoms of two thousand years ago, of the time of the Romans, the Dark Ages and into the early medieval period. In this fascinating account, Alistair Moffat describes the landscape these men and women moved through and talks of a Celtic society which spoke to itself in Old Welsh, where the Sons of Prophesy ruled, and the time when the English kings of Bernicia held sway over vast swathes of what is now Scotland. Heroes rode out of the mists to challenge them and then join with them. The faint echo of the din of ancient battles can be heard as Alistair Moffat takes the reader on a remarkable journey around a lost Scotland.


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    Title
    The Faded Map
    Subtitle
    The Lost Kingdoms of Scotland
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alistair Moffat
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781841589589
    ISBN 10: 1841589586
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL, CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET200
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SCOTIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLC1
    DC22: 941.1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010, HIS002000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKS
    Thema V1.0: NHC, NHDJ
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Birlinn General
    Imprint name
    BIRLINN LTD
    Publication date
    17 May 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Edinburgh
    Author Information
    Alistair Moffat was born and bred in the Scottish Borders. A former Director of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Director of Programmes at Scottish Television, he now runs the burgeoning Borders Book Festival as well as a production company based near Selkirk. He has written six previous books that are published by Birlinn.