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The Celtic Inscriptions of Britain: Phonology and Chronology, c. 400-1200

ISBN: 978-1-4051-0903-1
478 pages
March 2003, Wiley-Blackwell
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This is the first comprehensive linguistic study for 50 years of the stones from western Britain and Brittany, inscribed in the Roman and Irish Ogam alphabets.

  • First comprehensive study for 50 years of the stones from western Britain and Brittany, inscribed in the Roman and Irish Ogam alphabets.
  • Provides a linguistic analysis of the 370 Brittonic and Irish inscriptions.
  • Presents new phonological evidence for the dating of the inscriptions.
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List of Tables and Figures.

Preface.

Part I: Introduction.

Part II: British Phonology (1-98).

Part III: British Chronology.

Part IV: Irish Phonology (1-43).

Part V: Irish Chronology.

Part VI: Conclusion and List of Proposed Dates.
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Patrick Sims-Williams is Professor of Celtic Studies at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He is the author of ‘Religion and Literature in Western England, 600-800’ (1990) and ‘Britain and Early Christian Europe’ (1995). He is also the co-editor of ‘Ptolemy: Towards a Linguistic Atlas of the Earliest Celtic Place-Names of Europe’ (2000), and the editor of Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies.
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  • First comprehensive study for 50 years of the stones from western Britain and Brittany, inscribed in the Roman and Irish Ogam alphabets.
  • Provides a linguistic analysis of the 370 Brittonic and Irish inscriptions.
  • Presents new phonological evidence for the dating of the inscriptions.
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"[Sims-Williams's] concern is to give due weight to all the possibilities rather than to rush into one attractive interpretation. This will make the book extremely valuable as a restraining influence on the rasher tendencies of other scholars. The Celtic Inscriptions of Britain is a major achievement in Celtic historical linguistics and will be an indispensible work of reference for many years to come."
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"(Celtic Inscriptions of Britain) represents an invaluable contribution to its field."
Cumbrian Medieval Celtic Studies

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