A Corpus of Early Medieval Inscribed Stones and Stone Sculpture in Wales: v.1 - Glamorgan, Brecknockshire, Monmouthshire, Radnorshire and Geographical
By: Dr Mark Redknap (author), John M. Lewis (author)Hardback
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Inscribed Stones and Stone Sculpture forms the most prolific body of material evidence which survives for early medieval Wales, AD 400-1100. The inscribed memorial stones in Latin or Old Irish ogam (or both) during the 5th and 6th centuries commemorate the elite of Welsh society at this time, and are crucial to our understanding of the degree of continuity with preceding Roman culture, Irish settlement and the development of the church. They are a main source for the Latin, Welsh and Irish languages in post-Roman Wales. The cross-carved stones and larger free-standing crosses allow us to identify a range of early medieval ecclesiastical sites within a wider landscape, and trace the patronage of the church by the secular elite, and the impact of external cultural contacts from Ireland, the Irish Sea zone and Anglo-Saxon England.
Mark Redknap is the Curator of Medieval and Later Archaeology at the National Museum and Galleries of Wales, Cardiff. John M. Lewis was Assistant Keeper, Medieval and Later Antiquities at the National Museum and Galleries of Wales, Cardiff.
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