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Inhaltsangabe: Drawing upon historical research and recent archaeological discoveries, this book brings to life the events and personalities of the ancient realm of Galloway. This mysterious region of South-West Scotland has for centuries attracted pilgrims to its holy places, especially Whithorn, ever since St Ninian founded Candida Casa in the early-Christian era. Galloway's vicissitudes began in Roman times, when the territory was occupied by Britons who had more in common with the people of what is now Wales than they did with their Northern neighbours, the Picts and the Scots. A few centuries later, however, the rulers of Northumbria held sway over Galloway, binding the two provinces in religion and culture. But Galloway's recognition of shared interests was not as strong as its fierce sense of identity. The region stubbornly opposed Anglo-Norman domination, and gave dour resistance to being assimilated into the kingdom of Scotland. In this book, there emerges a dual-natured portrait of Galloway, conveyed in the author's handling of the medieval character. The figures described are men notorious for being savage, lecherous and irreligious; and yet, this in a part of Scotland widely known for its holy shrines. In the past ten years, the number of visitors to Whithorn has increased to 30,000 annually, all of them eager to experience the historical atmosphere and culture of this beautiful area.
Titel: Wild Men and Holy Places: St.Ninian, ...
Verlag: Birlinn Ltd
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Buchbeschreibung Birlinn Ltd, 1998. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Good copy, no defects to note. Ships from our shop in Wigtown, Scotland's National Book Town. We are open from 9 - 5, Monday to Saturday, all year round - come and visit! A personal and efficient service from a traditional bookshop located in Wigtown, South West Scotland. Thank you for your order!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0000041760
Buchbeschreibung Canongate Press, Edinburgh, 1998. Soft cover. Buchzustand: New. Plates , maps plus drawings (illustrator). Reprint. New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 018744
Buchbeschreibung Birlinn Ltd. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0862415586I3N00
Buchbeschreibung Birlinn Ltd 1998-03, 1998. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. Some scratches to the jacket. Former ownership sticker to the inside cover. The content is clean and readable throughout. Book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 054699-10
Buchbeschreibung Birlinn Ltd 1998, 1998. Very good copy. Some slight creasing to spine but content fine. Buchnummer des Verkäufers A151720
Buchbeschreibung Birlinn Ltd, 1998. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P020862415586
Buchbeschreibung Birlinn Ltd, 1998. Paperback. Buchzustand: Like New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P010862415586
Buchbeschreibung Birlinn Ltd, 1998. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P110862415586
Buchbeschreibung Birlinn Ltd, 1998. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 862415586
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