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Whithorn is known in the history of British Christianity as the first known Christian community beyond the Roman province of Britannia, and as the site of the island's earliest named church - Candida Casa. The essential elements of this story were recorded by the Venerable Bede, and are generally accepted as a reliable account. Much however remains unknown. This text offers a detailed account of recent excavations on ground to the south of the medieval cathedral which have revealed an extensive settlement established in c500 AD and identifiable as a major monasterium of the post-Roman church. A remarkable sequence of archaeological deposits charts the development of this community as it was transformed by contacts with Irish, Northumbrian, Viking, Hiberno-Norse, Anglo-Norman and Scottish settlers. The text encompasses reports by leading specialists, and includes contributions on early medieval imports of pottery and glass, the first Anglian window glass found in Scotland, a wide range of sculptural fragments, a group of Northumbrian coins, and a diagnostic assemblage of combs and comb-workshop debris. Environmental reports include analyses of one of the largest groups of medieval skeletons from Britain.

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  • PublisherSutton Publishing Ltd
  • Publication date1997
  • ISBN 10 0750909129
  • ISBN 13 9780750909129
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Book Description 30,5 cm x 21,5 cm. XI, 643 pages. With many black-and-white drawings, maps and several full colour photographs. Original Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. In protective mylar. Includes for example the following essays: The early monasterium / Previous excavations at Whithorn Priory / The Northumbrians in Galloway / The church, shrine and miracles of St Nynia / The Lords of Galloway and the reform of the Gallovidian church / The Development of the Site / The Early Centuries c.500-c. 730 AD / The Northumrian Minster c.730-845 AD / The Monastic Town, c.1000 x 1050 - 1250 x 1300 AD / The Roman finds / The Early Medieval Imports / The Environmental Material etc etc. Sprache: english. Seller Inventory # 70486AB

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