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    English and Pictish Terms for Brooch in an 8th-century Irish Law-Text


    Etchingham, Colman and Swift, Catherine (2004) English and Pictish Terms for Brooch in an 8th-century Irish Law-Text. Medieval Archaeology, 48. pp. 31-49. ISSN 1745-817X

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    Abstract

    THIS paper seeks to draw to the attention of archaeologists, art historians, and others interested in material culture, some hitherto overlooked references to brooches in Old Irish legal texts of the 8 th and 9 th centuries. Of particular interest in these references is the fact that they include Old English and Pictish words for brooches, showing an awareness on the part of the Irish intelligentsia of the elite metalworking of their neighbours in the British Isles. The extent to which this borrowed terminology reflects an appreciation of English and Pictish brooch-types different from the Irish pseudo-penannular of the 8 th century is also discussed.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: English and Pictish Terms; Brooch; 8th-century Irish Law-Text;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > History
    Item ID: 4686
    Depositing User: Colman Etchingham
    Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2014 14:37
    Journal or Publication Title: Medieval Archaeology
    Publisher: Society for Medieval Archaeology (SMA
    Refereed: Yes
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