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    DescriptionThe Picts were an ancient nation who ruled most of northern and eastern Scotland during the Dark Ages. Despite their importance in Scottish history they remain shrouded in an aura of myth and misconception. IN the ninth century they were absorbed by the kingdom of the Scots and lost their unique identity, their language and their vibrant artistic culture. The Pictish nation seemingly vanished, leaving few traces but many unanswered questions. The most puzzling of these questions surround the great monuments that still survive in the landscape of modern Scotland: standing stones decorated with incredible skill and covered with enigmatic symbols. These stones are the vivid memorials of a powerful and gifted people who have bequeathed no chronicles to tell their story, no sagas to describe the deed of their kings and heroes. Pictish history is recorded only in fragments presented by writers whose lords and masters were often bitter enemies of the Picts. Here, the various fragments are drawn together to tell the story of this mysterious people from their emergence in Roman times to their eventual disappearance.


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    Title
    The Picts
    Subtitle
    A History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tim Clarkson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781906566258
    ISBN 10: 1906566259
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    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
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: HIS018000, HIS002000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKS
    DC22: 936.11, 305.8916
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: DA774 .C53 2010
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.5.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    16pp b&w plates, 8pp colour plates
    Publisher
    John Donald Publishers Ltd
    Imprint name
    John Donald Short Run Press
    Publication date
    01 March 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Edinburgh
    Author Information
    Tim Clarkson worked in academic librarianship before setting up a business with his wife. He gained an MPhil in archaeology (1995) and a PhD in medieval history (2003) from the University of Manchester. He is author of 'The Men of the North' (2010).