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From Caledonia to Pictland Scotland to 795
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From Caledonia to Pictland Scotland to 795

James Fraser

Abstract

This book examines the transformation of Iron Age northern Britain into a land of Christian kingdoms, long before ‘Scotland’ came into existence. Perched at the edge of the western Roman Empire, northern Britain was not unaffected by the experience, and became swept up in the great tide of processes which gave rise to the early medieval West. Like other places, the country experienced social and ethnic metamorphoses, Christianisation, and colonization by dislocated outsiders, but northern Britain also has its own unique story to tell in the first eight centuries ad. This detailed political his ... More

Keywords: Iron Age, northern Britain, Christian kingdoms, Scotland, western Roman Empire, early medieval West, Christianisation, colonization, late Antique transition, early Scottish history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780748612314
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612314.001.0001

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James Fraser, author

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