Picts, Gaels and Scots

Sally Mary Foster

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A fully updated and expanded edition of a classic text on early Scottish history. From the 5th to the 10th century, Scotland was home to a variety of diverse peoples and cultures, all competing for land and supremacy. At the heart of the mystery of how Scotland became a single unified country lies the extraordinary influence of the Picts and their neighbours, the Gaels, originally immigrants from Ireland. Sally Foster uses the latest archaeological discoveries and interpretations as well as developments in historical, art-historical and place-name studies to explain how the Picts and Gaels became Scots and forged a nation.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon, United Kingdom
PublisherB.T. Batsford
Number of pages128
ISBN (Print)0713488743, 978-0713488746
Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2004

Bibliographical note

Revised; first published 1996.


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