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Joseph Anderson (1832–1916), curator of the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland, delivered the Rhind lectures of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland from 1879 to 1882 as a sequence on the ancient history of Scotland, and subsequently published them in book form. His lectures on early Christian Scotland were published in two volumes in 1881, and begin with a consideration of the materials and methods of archaeology before describing the material remains of church buildings and the related round towers found in both Scotland and Ireland. Volume 1 continues with an examination of artefacts of the Celtic church, from manuscript books such as the Lindisfarne Gospels to bells and the characteristic stone crosses. Volume 2 considers the apparently secular remains of decorative stonework and metalwork, with two final lectures describing inscriptions in Roman, runic, Celtic and Ogham scripts. Anderson's other Rhind lectures are also reissued in this series.
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- Publication planned for: June 2019
- format: Multiple copy pack
- isbn: 9781108082686
- dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
- contains: 249 b/w illus.
- availability: Not yet published - available from June 2019
Table of Contents
Volume 1: Prefatory note
1. Materials and methods
2. Structural remains
3. Structural remains (cont.)
4. Existing relics: books
5. Existing relics: bells
6. Existing relics: crosiers and reliquaries
Index. Volume 2: Prefatory note
1. Decorative metal-work, brooches, etc.
2. Decorative stonework, monuments
3. The art of the monuments
4. The symbolism of the monuments
5. Inscribed monuments, in Celtic and ogham
6. Inscribed monuments, in runic and Roman letters
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