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The Men of the North : The Britons of Southern Scotland - Tim Clarkson

The Men of the North

The Britons of Southern Scotland

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Following the story of the Britons through the troubled centuries between 400 and 1100, this salient account reveals the critical role these native Celtic people played in the shaping of Scottish history during the first millennium AD?and how, unlike the Picts and the Vikings, their place in history has often been ignored. Studying the rise and fall of the northern Britons?from their departure of Rome to the birth of medieval Scotland, their heroic poetry commemorating the valor of their warriors, images of warfare, political rivalry, and the influence of Christianity running like a thread through the centuries?this remarkable discourse considers how and why the once-powerful Britons lost their distinct identity to join their old enemies the Picts as one of Scotland's vanished nations.

Acknowledgementsp. vi
Genealogical Tablesp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Originsp. 9
Forth and Clydep. 28
Early Christianityp. 50
Four Kingsp. 63
Two Battlesp. 88
Northumbriap. 110
Victors and Vanquishedp. 129
Friends and Foesp. 150
Strathclydep. 169
Identitiesp. 194
Notesp. 202
Bibliographyp. 213
Indexp. 221
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ISBN: 9781906566180
ISBN-10: 1906566186
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st June 2010
Publisher: John Donald Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.42