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The Pictish World



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ISBN 9781138901889
January 1, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
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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  Index

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