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By James E. Fraser

Shortlisted for the 2009 Saltire Society background booklet of the YearFrom Caledonia to Pictland examines the transformation of Iron Age northern Britain right into a land of Christian kingdoms, lengthy ahead of 'Scotland' got here into lifestyles. Perched on the fringe of the western Roman Empire, northern Britain was once now not unaffected through the adventure, and have become swept up within the nice tide of approaches which gave upward thrust to the early medieval West. Like different areas, the rustic skilled social and ethnic metamorphoses, Christianisation, and colonization via dislocated outsiders, yet northern Britain additionally has its personal distinct tale to inform within the first 8 centuries AD.This ebook is the 1st designated political heritage to regard those centuries as a unmarried interval, with due regard for Scotland's place within the larger tale of overdue vintage transition. From Caledonia to Pictland charts the advanced and shadowy methods which observed the general Picts, Northumbrians, North Britons and Gaels of early Scottish heritage develop into demonstrated within the state, the achievements in their optimal political figures, and their ongoing hyperlinks with the realm round them. it's a tale that has turn into a lot revised via altering developments in scholarly methods to the tough proof, and that transformation too is defined for the advantage of scholars and basic readers.

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