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Anglo-Saxon/Irish Relations before the Vikings$
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James Graham-Campbell and Michael Ryan

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780197264508

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197264508.001.0001

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Anglo-Saxon/Gaelic Interaction in Scotland

Anglo-Saxon/Gaelic Interaction in Scotland

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(p.252) (p.253) 11 Anglo-Saxon/Gaelic Interaction in Scotland
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Anglo-Saxon/Irish Relations before the Vikings
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Ewan Campbell

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264508.003.0011

This chapter examines the interaction between Anglo-Saxons and Gaels in Scotland and considers how a post-colonialist perspective can contribute to a discussion about interaction between peoples from what are now present-day England and Scotland. It suggests that the picture of Anglo-Saxon/Gaelic interaction in Scotland revealed by archaeology is complex. This is because of the evidence concerning the use of Anglo-Saxon goods on high-status sites in western Britain and the presence of a variety of processes in metalwork.

Keywords:   Anglo-Saxon, Scotland, post-colonialist perspective, England, archaeology, western Britain, metalwork

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