A Corpus of Early Medieval Inscribed Stones And Stone Sculpture in Wales

A Corpus of Early Medieval Inscribed Stones And Stone Sculpture in Wales

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Inscribed stones and stone sculpture form the most prolific body of material evidence that survives for early medieval Wales. The inscribed memorial stones in Latin or Old Irish ogam commemmorate the lives the Welsh elite of the time and are crucial to understanding the continutity of early medival Welsh culture with the preceding Roman culture, Irish settlements, and early Welsh kingdoms.Nash- Williams dated the stone to the late fifth/early sixth centuries, on the basis of the inscription and letter-forms. ... considered to be a#39;fairy rings by the peasantrya#39; (Westwood, 1865: 59), and that: fairies were constantly seen on a fine eveninganbsp;...


Title:A Corpus of Early Medieval Inscribed Stones And Stone Sculpture in Wales
Author: Gifford Charles-Edwards
Publisher: - 2007
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