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Early Scottish Monasteries and Prehistory: A Preliminary Dialogue

Carver, Martin (2009) Early Scottish Monasteries and Prehistory: A Preliminary Dialogue. The Scottish Historical Review. pp. 332-351. ISSN 0036-9241

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Abstract

Reflecting oil the diversity of monastic attributes found in the east and west of Britain, the author proposes that prehistoric ritual practice was influential on monastic form. An argument is advanced that this was not based solely oil inspiration Front the landscape, nor oil conservative tradition, but oil the intellectual reconciliation of Christian and non-Christian ideas, with disparate results that account. for the differences in monumentality. Among more general matters tentatively credited with a prehistoric root are the cult of relics, the tonsure and the date of Easter.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2010 Edinburgh University Press. This is an author produced version of a paper published in Scottish Historical Review. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self archiving policy.
Academic Units: The University of York > Archaeology (York)
Depositing User: Repository Administrator York
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2010 14:25
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2014 02:02
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/E0036924109000894
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/10449

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