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    DescriptionWhen the Romans came north to what is now modern Scotland they encountered the fierce and proud warriors known as the Picts, who despite their lack of formal discipline and advanced weaponry, managed to prevent the undefeated Roman Army from conquering the northern part of Britain, just as they later repulsed the Angles and the Vikings. A New History of the Picts is an accessible history of the Picts, who have been for so long the subject of wild speculation. This controversial book contends that Scottish history has for too long been dominated and distorted by misleading suppositions. Stuart McHardy asserts that the Picts were the descendants of the original inhabitants of the land, living in a series of loose tribal confederations gradually brought together by external forces to create one of the earliest states in Europe: a people, who after repulsing all invaders, merged with their cousins, the Scots of Argyll, to create modern Scotland.


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    Title
    A New History of the Picts
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stuart McHardy
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781906817701
    ISBN 10: 1906817707
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D, 3F
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Abridged Dewey: 941
    BISAC V2.8: HIS018000
    LC classification: DA
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET200
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SCOTIS
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010, HIS002000
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 3F, 1DBKS
    DC22: 941.101
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.5.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC, NHDJ
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    Publisher
    LUATH PRESS LTD
    Imprint name
    LUATH PRESS LTD
    Publication date
    01 April 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Edinburgh
    Author Information
    Stuart McHardy - writer, musician, storyteller, folklorist, historian, poet, past president of the Pictish Arts Society and ex-Director Scots Language Resource Centre - has lectured on many aspects of Scottish history and culture both in Scotland and abroad, and has made regular appearances on television and radio.
    Review quote
    Written and arranged in a way that is both accessible and scholarly, this is an excellent addition to the growing body of work on the Picts. THE COURIER A New History is a very valuable contribution to historical debate and cultural understanding. It also serves to bring issues often reserved to specialists to a general readership. DONALD SMITH, SCOTTISH STORYTELLING CENTRE