The Pictish Nation: Its People and Its Church (Classic Reprint)

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Consequently, in writing an Introduction to the H istory of the Nation and Church of the Picts, the research and patience have at times been ex acting. Lthasnotonlybeennecessary,whereposs ible, to get back to ungarbled original sources, or fragments of sources; but, where these have perished, to collect and to compare versions drawn up from motives not often historical, and then by critical examination, and elimination of what might turn out to be mutually destructive, or unconfirmed, to get close up to what had been before the author of the version. Although, for example, there is more than one version of the original Piotis/t Chronicle; it is not difficult for an equipped and experienced student to isolate what now remains of the original, or at least of the oldest versions, and even to tell the dialects of Celtic in which the latter were written. The mediaeval hands that wrote introduction or added information to this C/zronicle have not always re vealed their actual identity like the York copyist of the most valuable of the manuscripts, Robert de P0pilton; but it is nearly always possible to tell where they wrote, with what motive they wrote, and to identify the source or sources of their additions, when they had any.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - Archibald Black Scott

Hardback

Published Date - August 28 2019

ISBN - 9780331804485

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 3.5 cm

Page Count - 593

Paperback

Published Date - August 28 2019

ISBN - 9781331856726

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 3.2 cm

Page Count - 595

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