Crucible of Nations
Scotland from Viking age to Medieval kingdom
This third book from The Glenmorangie Company Research Project, following Early Medieval Scotland and Scotland’s Early Silver, will also appeal to readers of The Galloway Hoard.
It takes a new look at National Museums Scotland collections covering the period 800-1200: the fall of the Pictish kingdoms and rise of the Viking Age; the emergence of new players like Alba, Moray, Strathclyde, Galloway and the Norse Earldom of Orkney. Out of this turmoil were forged the roots of the kingdoms of Scotland and England.
National Museums Scotland houses one of the most significant collections of Viking-age and early medieval artefacts in the world – objects that tell stories.
The book offers new perspectives on star objects that have been on display for decades, and on lesser-known artefacts which have never been seen in public, and shows these in photographs taken specially for the project.
Author: Adrián Maldonado