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Pictish sourcebook : documents of medieval legend and Dark Age history
Calise, J. M. P., 1969-
Publication Information:
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2002.
Physical Description:
x, 365 pages ; 25 cm.
Reading Level:
1290 Lexile.
Format :


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DA774 .P528 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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Edited and translated Medieval texts related to the Picts and Dark Age Scotland have been compiled for the first time in this one volume collection. Recorded texts include Pictish Origin Legends written in Medieval Irish and Pictish and Scottish Regnal Lists, many of which have never previously been edited. Students and scholars will also find appendices containing lists, tables, and charts of supplemental information related to the Picts. Dictionaries of 500 personal, place, and population names associated with the Picts provide further innovative analysis of these texts. Calise has compiled a useful tool which allows scholars and students to compare and contrast the content of these texts in one handy reference book.

There are no written documents attributable to the Picts, leaving their history to be created mainly by non-Picts. This refence work is an attempt to find historical truths within the mythological with the use of the available Medieval documentary sources.

Author Notes

J. M. P. CALISE is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and has an interest in all aspects of medieval cultures and history with a special emphasis on the Dark Ages and arms and armor.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
1 Introductionp. 1
2 Pictish Origin Legendsp. 13
3 Pictish and Scottish Regnal Listsp. 147
4 Appendices to the Edited Textsp. 161
Bibliographyp. 341
Indexp. 351
About the Authorp. 366