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Friday, December 18, 2009
Ready for some serious scholarship on early Scotland?
James E. Fraser, From Caledonia to Pictland: Scotland to 795, New Edinburgh History of Scotland I, Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press, 2009. Pp. xii + 436; illus. Paperback ISBN 9780748612321, £19.99. Alex Woolf, From Pictland to Alba 789–1070, New Edinburgh History of Scotland II, Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press, 2007. Pp. xv + 384; illus. Paperback ISBN 9780748612345, £19.99.
First page of an academic review can be viewed here.