The Faces of Orkney: Stones, Skalds & Saints (2003)

The Faces of Orkney: Stones, Skalds & Saints (2003)

The conference which gave rise to this Orkney volume took place in Kirkwall in July 1999 and was contributed to by local people.

Front Matter

Preface
Doreen J. Waugh – pp. i-iii

Poems
Christine De Luca – pp. 1-3

Runic Tradition in Orkney: From Orphir to the Belsair Guest House
Michael P. Barnes – pp. 4-17

Arnórr, Earls’ Propagandist? – On the Techniques and Social Functions of Skaldic Eulogy
Diana Whaley – pp. 18-32

George Mackay Brown: Poet and Story Teller
Archie Bevan – pp. 33-45

St Magnus: An Exploration of his Sainthood
William P.L. Thomson – pp. 46-64

Earldom and Kingdom: Orkney in the Realm of Norway 1195-1379
Steinar Imsen – pp. 65-80

Cathedral, Palace and Castle: The Strongholds of Kirkwall
Peter Anderson – pp. 81-93

Samuel Laing of Papdale, Orkney: A Kelp-laird’s Political Ambitions, 1824-1834
R.P. Fereday – pp. 94-107

Famine and Victuals on the Graemeshall Estate
Sheena Wenham – pp. 108-123

Some Thoughts on the Importance of ‘Things’
Anne Brundle – pp. 124-127

The Vikings in Orkney
James Graham-Campbell – pp. 128-137

Curiouser and Curiouser: Mysteries of Tuquoy and Scar
Olwyn Owen – pp. 138-160

A Tale of Two Chapels
John Hunter – pp. 161-174

Bed Rock, Ice Age and Holocene Environment in Orkney
John Brown – pp. 175-195

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