A Corpus of Early Medieval Inscribed Stones and Stone Sculpture in Wales: South-West Wales
Inscribed stones and stone sculpture form the most prolific body of material evidence from early medieval Wales, c. AD 400–1100. Crucial to our understanding of the region’s degree of continuity with the preceding Roman culture, Irish settlement, and the development of the early Welsh kingdoms, these Latin or Old Irish inscribed memorial stones instruct us on the language, literacy, and development of the church, among other areas. These two volumes allow us to identify a range of early medieval ecclesiastical sites within a wider landscape and the trace the church’s patronage by the secular elite. Accompanied by more than 170 line drawings and elaborate illustrations, this corpus provides fresh new studies of these aspects, revised interpretations of the stones, and many previously unpublished and newly discovered examples.
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Geological sources and selection of stone by Heather Jackson
The early inscribed stones
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Allen Anon BL Stowe Brawdy broad Caldy Island Cardiganshire Carew Carmarthenshire carved centre chip acc church churchyard CIIC CISP Clydai cross-arm cross-head cross-slab Crown copyright DIMENSIONS h dolerite early inscribed stones early medieval Edrins epigraphic equal-arm EVIDENCE FOR DISCOVERY Fishguard fragmentary genitive grave-marker horizontal iacit interlace Language Brittonic Period later Latin cross letter-forms letters Lewis Lhuyd line-drawing of inscription linear cross linear Latin Llanbadarn Fawr Llanddewi Aber-arth Llanddewibrefi Llandeilo Fawr Llanfihangel Ystrad Llanfynydd Llangwyryfon Llantwit Major Llanwinio Llanwnda Macalister monument Nash-Williams ECMW Nevern NMW holds ogam ogam inscription Ordovician ornament Pembrokeshire Penally pillar Preseli Hills PRESENT CONDITION PRESENT LOCATION PS-W RCAHMW rectangular reuse Rhys ring ring-cross Roman roman-letter inscription sandstone sculpture Seventh to ninth shaft sixth century slab south-west Wales St Davids St Dogmaels St Dogwells St Edrins STONE TYPE suggested Tedeschi tion Tregaron vertical Welsh Westwood