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Carved in Stone: Engaging with the Past in Medieval Orkney

Randles, S ORCID: 0000-0003-0274-8496 2019 , 'Carved in Stone: Engaging with the Past in Medieval Orkney', in A Marchant (ed.), Historicising Heritage and Emotions: The Affective Histories of Blood, Stone and Land , Routledge, London, pp. 19-33.

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Abstract

Orkney, an archipelago of some 70 islands off the northeast tip of Scotland, is now thought of by most Britons, including some Orcadians themselves, as remote and isolated. However, it has had several heydays in which it was an extremely important site, due to its highly fertile land, significantly warmer climate compared to the adjacent mainland of Scotland and its location on major sea routes between Britain and Scandinavia. Successive waves of migration and cultural changes are recorded in a wealth of stone monuments, from the Neolithic period to the present, which define the landscape and provide a highly visible, layered history.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors/Creators:Randles, S
Keywords: emotions, heritage, Orkney, religion, stone
Publisher: Routledge
DOI / ID Number: 10.4324/9781315472898
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Copyright 2019 The Author

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