Pictish Sourcebook: Documents of Medieval Legend and Dark Age History

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002 - History - 365 pages
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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.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
TEXTS
6
ABBREVIATIONS AND METHODS
9
MANUSCRIPTS
11
PICTISH ORIGIN LEGENDS
13
EDITIONS OF PICTISH ORIGIN LEGENDS IN IRISH
20
TEXTS AND TRANSLATIONS
22
PICTISH REGNAL SUCCESSION AND THE ORIGIN LEGENDS
110
SL3 REGNAL LISTS
126
APPENDICES TO THE EDITED TEXTS
135
PERSONAL NAMES ASSOCIATED WITH THE PICTS
145
POPULATION AND PLACE NAMES ASSOCIATED WITH THE PICTS
237
ENDNOTES
271
BIBLIOGRAPHY
315
INDEX
325
Copyright

PICTISH AND SCOTTISH REGNAL LISTS
113

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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.

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