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Viking-Age Communities: Pap-Names and Papar in the Hebridean Islands

£23.00
Author:
Kristján Ahronson
Publication Year:
2007
Language:
English
Paperback:
82pp. Includes 4 illustrations, 5 tables
ISBN 10:
1407301624
ISBN:
9781407301624
BAR number:
B450
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Description

BOOK DESCRIPTION
Sculpted stones and carvings in caves and rock faces testify to an unexplored facet of early Christianity across a zone stretching from the Scottish coasts to Iceland. Though recent work paves the way for a more nuanced interpretation of this material, key uncertainties pose significant hurdles for scholarship. This book highlights the ambiguities surrounding Viking-Age Scandinavian and early Christian communities (called papar by later Norse literature), and focuses upon the Pap-place-names of the northAtlantic islands in order to shed new light on our understanding of the relationships between the peoples of this zone in the early medieval period.