Pictish Warrior AD 297-841

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Bloomsbury Publishing, Aug 20, 2012 - History - 64 pages
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First mentioned by name in AD 297, the Picts inhabited Northern Britain from the end of the 3rd century AD to the 9th. They rose to power in the devastation following Emperor Septimus Severus's repression of the Caledonians in AD 208, and dominated Northern Britain for over 500 years, before vanishing mysteriously. The Picts represent a high point of Celtic civilisation, remaining free and unconquered beyond the borders of the Roman world, and rising to become the first barbarians to form a recognisable 'nation'. This title takes a detailed look at their origins, and examines Pictish heroic and warrior society, covering education and training, appearance and equipment, the status of women, and the experience of battle.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
4
CHRONOLOGY
11
PICTISH HEROIC SOCIETY
13
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
17
APPEARANCE AND EQUIPMENT
22
PICTISH SPIRITUALITY
29
THE HUNT AND THE FEAST
41
THE EXPERIENCE OF BATTLE
43
THE FALL OF THE PICTS
53
THE REMAINS OF THE PICTS
55
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
57
GLOSSARY
58
COLOUR PLATE COMMENTARY
59
INDEX
64
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Paul Wagner has had a life-long interest in Pictish and Caledonian culture, encompassing both social and military history. He has spent many years personally researching key aspects, from weaponry and tactics to art and social mores. A native of New South Wales, Australia, he is currently studying for a PhD in natural history.

Wayne Reynolds was born in Leeds, UK, where he also attended art college. He has had a life-long passion for illustration, and since 1991 has worked as a professional artist. Wayne has provided illustrations for many gaming companies, creating figures, landscapes and interiors, as well as core characterisation. He is perhaps best known or his work on titles such as 2000AD, Slaine, and Judge Dredd. Wayne is a keen modeller and historical re-enactor.

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