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by Stuart McHardy

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ISBN:
1906307652
Author:
Stuart McHardy
Language:
English
Publisher:
Luath Press Ltd (March 1, 2009)
Pages:
256 pages
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A New History of the Pict. has been added to your Cart. STUART McHARDY is a writer, occasional broadcaster, and storyteller.

A New History of the Pict.

When the Romans came north to what is now modern Scotland they encountered the fierce and proud warrior society known as the Picts, who despite their lack of discipline and arms, managed to prevent the undefeated Roman Army from conquering the northern part of Britain, just as they later repulsed the Angles and the Vikings. New historical analysis, recently discovered evidence and an innovative Scottish perspective will expose long held assumptions about the native people.

Fortunately, the New Edinburgh History of Scotland has two books in the series: 'From Caledonia to Pictland' and . Whilst I found this book interesting, I wonder if there is not more to be learned about the Picts

Fortunately, the New Edinburgh History of Scotland has two books in the series: 'From Caledonia to Pictland' and 'From Pictland to Alba, 789-1070' that are genuine works of recent scholarship, covering the period McHardy misrepresents so badly. They are detailed, not light reading, but are balanced, honest and open about the distortions that historians' Deeply disappointing. Whilst I found this book interesting, I wonder if there is not more to be learned about the Picts. I would of liked more understanding of what we know of them, their society and the legacy they have left behind.

McHardy's thesis is a radical one, yet at the same time a very straightforward one. For him the Picts were the descendents of the indigenous peoples who occupied most of Scotland north of the Clyde-Forth line (apart from much of Argyll). The people who carved the Pictish symbol stones were simply the descendents of the people who had built the iron age brochs, who in turn were descendents of those who left their mark on the landscape in the bronze age and neolithic eras.

In this book Stuart McHardy traces the Nine Maidens from both Christian and pagan sources, and begins to uncover one of the most . Luath Press Hbk 2010 £1. 9 ISBN 1-906307-65-2 Pbk 2011 £. 9 ISBN 1-906817-70-7

In this book Stuart McHardy traces the Nine Maidens from both Christian and pagan sources, and begins to uncover one of the most ancient and widespread of human institutions. 9 ISBN 1-906817-70-7. When the Romans came north to what is modern Scotland they encountered a society cmposed of a wide range of tribal peoples they called Caledonian or Picts.

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  • Doomwarden
I have read a good deal of books on the Pictish people of northern Scotland. McHardys viewpoint on their society is "refreshing". I totally agree with what he lays out. They were never really conquered by the Romans. They are the ancestors of todays Highland clans! Its a quick, easy read too!
  • interactive man
Eye opening and challenging.
  • Uleran
reading now, a well researched book
  • Malara
I'm still reading this book, but am very impressed with the detail & new information it contains on the Pict peoples. As it turns out, the Romans,who gave them the ' Pict ' name, may not have been so far off the original ' sound/name ' they used for themselves as; ' Pecht '. The Romans were using their word for ' pictured ' people, but they used a sound/name that sounded much the same. I also bought other books which describe many other aspects of these people that cover their art, such as; ' Decoding The Pictish Symbols ',& ' The Art of The Picts ' so that I can roam & refer back & forth, to continue my studies of them. My ancestry includes Scots & Norwegians & probably these folks as well. This is definitely one of those books which will set you off on a ' paper trail ' of discovery. ( This is the primary reason I'm still reading this book ! ) I recommend this one highly.
  • Tamesya
The author is all over the place - no clear organization of historical information presented. Poorly written.
  • Andronrad
Informative read.
  • Felhann
I haven't finished this book, but so far I like it and it's ability to connect me with my Scottish ancestry. It's loaded with interesting facts, but takes a bit of concentration.
I've read a few books on the Picts so far and this author cobbles together all the stuff we already know, his writing style is very hard to follow as one reviewer has already pointed out. It took me three attempts to go through his book as it was so badly written for me. It flits about everywhere and basically re-tells us already know fact.
Another one of his insights is the fact the Picts were not wiped out 'but integrated with the scots to form Alba' , not exactly news as almost all civilisations died and then went on to become part of something else. The Romans were not wiped out but became Byzantines etc. in the east, the Celts in England integrated with the Romans then the saxons then vikings and Normans but we all became English in the end.
Would not recommend this book at all to anyone as it is so disjointed