Lords of the Isles

Ian Armit

in The Archaeology of Skye and the Western Isles

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print April 1996 | ISBN: 9780748608584
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748670710 | DOI:
Lords of the Isles

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This chapter reviews the emerging evidence for the archaeology of Skye and the Western Isles during the medieval period and later, for part of which the region was ruled by the Lords of the Isles. It examines the evolution of the baile, the architectural form of the blackhouse, and medieval castles like Kismul Castle in Barra. It also considers the symbolism and architecture of the tombs of the medieval elite.

Keywords: Bailes; Blackhouses; Castles; Tombs; Kisimul Castle

Chapter.  6835 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology

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