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From Pictland to Alba : 789 to 1070

Author: Alex Woolf
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2007.
Series: New Edinburgh history of Scotland, v. 2.
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In the 780s northern Britain was dominated by two great kingdoms; Pictavia, centred in north-eastern Scotland and Northumbria which straddled the modern Anglo-Scottish border. Within a hundred years both of these kingdoms had been thrown into chaos by the onslaught of the Vikings and within two hundred years they had become distant memories. This book charts the transformation of the political landscape of northern  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Woolf, Alex, 1963-
From Pictland to Alba.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)123113911
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Woolf
ISBN: 9780748628216 0748628215
OCLC Number: 182581255
Description: 1 online resource (384 pages).
Contents: PART TWO: ProcessChapter 7: Scandinavian Scotland; Chapter 8: Pictavia to Albania; Table of Events; Guide to Further Reading; The Principal Medieval Chronicles used in this Volume; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: New Edinburgh history of Scotland, v. 2.
Responsibility: Alex Woolf.

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In the 780s northern Britain was dominated by two great kingdoms; Pictavia, centred in north-eastern Scotland and Northumbria which straddled the modern Anglo-Scottish border. Within a hundred years both of these kingdoms had been thrown into chaos by the onslaught of the Vikings and within two hundred years they had become distant memories. This book charts the transformation of the political landscape of northern Britain between the eighth and the eleventh centuries. Central to this narrative is the mysterious disappearance of the Picts and their language and the sudden rise to prominence of.

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