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Rethinking the Conversion of Scotland in the fifth and sixth centuries

Dark, K. (2015) Rethinking the Conversion of Scotland in the fifth and sixth centuries. Journal of Celtic Studies, 5. ISSN 1781-1406 (In Press)

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Abstract/Summary

Reconsidering the initial Christian Conversion of Scotland in the fifth and sixth centuries AD, using archaeological and historical evidence, it is argued that this was carried out by missionaries from what had been Roman Britain. It is shown that this missionary activity - and similar British missions in Ireland - represents the first instance of Western missionary work beyond the former Roman imperial frontiers. The location of the northern frontier of Roman Britain in the fourth century, and the meaning of Pictish Class 1 symbol stones, are discussed as part of the broader argument.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Politics, Economics and International Relations > Economics
Interdisciplinary centres and themes > Research Centre for Late Antique and Byzantine Studies
ID Code:48054
Publisher:University of Aberdeen

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