The Pictish World
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The Pictish World

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  • Hardback | 824 pages
  • 174 x 246mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138901881
  • 9781138901889

Table of contents

Introduction: Who are the Picts? Part One: Viewing the Picts 1. Names and peoples 2. Contemporary neighbours' views 3. Post-Pictish views Part Two: Language 4. Language in Pictland: the Debate 5. The Nature of Pictish: phonology, morphology and syntax 6. Toponymic evidence 7. Pictish personal names 8. Inscriptions 9. The death of Pictish, and its after-life Part Three: Land, livelihood and people 10. The natural environment of Pictland 11. Cultural environment 12. Making a living 13. Personhood Part Four: Building and Making 14. Living space 15. Dress 16. Metalworking 17. Other crafts 18. Imports and exports Part Five: Belief 19. Pre-Christian cosmology and ritual 20. Archaeology of Death in the 1st Millenium 21. Conversion to Christianity 22. Saints cults 23. Organisation of the Church in Pictland 24. Church buildings 25. Devotional objects 26. The Church in Pictland 27. The leading churches of Pictland: Case Studies 28. Connections with wider Christendom Part Six: Intellectual life 29. Literacy 30. Primary Texts 31. Pictish Symbols 32. Learned culture 33. Music 34. Play Part Seven: Political History 35. 1st - 4th century: Interaction with Rome 36. 5th -6th century: staying put in the Migration period 37. 7th century: the rise of Fortriu 38. 8th century: dominating the North 39. 9th century: Viking impact 40. 10th century: the Pictish legacy in Alba 41. Forgetting the Picts: the Europeanization of the North Part Eight: Exercising power 42. Political geography 43. Political economy 44. Kingship 45. Political violence 46. Power centres Part Nine: Carving in Stone 47. Carved stone as monument 48. Carved stone as sculpture 49. Messages and meaning 50. Sculpture Assemblages 51. Legacy of Pictish art Timeline Indexshow more