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Introduction Fabulousness, Obscurity and Difficulty: Narrative History to 795

James E. Fraser

in From Caledonia to Pictland Scotland to 795

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780748612314
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748672158 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612314.003.0001
Introduction Fabulousness, Obscurity and Difficulty: Narrative History to 795

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This introductory chapter begins with a description of the revolutionary methodology embraced in this book, and discusses how there is surprisingly much to be said and considered about the period roughly from 670 to 740, during which most of the textual evidence was penned. It then states that as an exercise in narrative history this book is unlikely to satisfy all readers. Specialists in particular may feel that too many points of light have been joined up. An attempt has been made to strike a balance, between narrative and necessary discussion of important problems and themes.

Keywords: Scottish history; Scotland; revolutionary methodology; narrative history

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Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500)

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