Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
From Pictland to Alba, 789-1070$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Alex Woolf

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780748612338

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612338.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM EDINBURGH SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.edinburgh.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Edinburgh University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in ESO for personal use.date: 05 April 2020

Introduction Land and People: Northern Britain in the Eighth Century

Introduction Land and People: Northern Britain in the Eighth Century

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction Land and People: Northern Britain in the Eighth Century
Source:
From Pictland to Alba, 789-1070
Author(s):

Alex Woolf

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612338.003.0001

In or around the year 1140 Henry, Archdeacon of Huntingdon and Cambridge, composed a history of the English. He took as his model and inspiration the Ecclesiastical History of the English Nation written some 400 years earlier by the Northumbrian monk Bede. This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to explore the changes that had taken place between the time Bede wrote and the time at which Henry wrote. Central among the issues investigated is the mystery of Pictish ethnonemesis, their disappearance as a distinct people, a phenomenon which Henry of Huntingdon was the earliest observer to note. The chapter then provides an overview of the period being studied, covering the political landscape, the Christian experience, the agricultural experience, lords and men, kings and kingship and commerce.

Keywords:   Pictish ethnonemesis, Henry of Huntingdon, Bede, political landscape, agriculture, lords, kings, commerce

Edinburgh Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.