Caldwell, David H, Hall, Mark A and Wilkinson, Caroline M (2009) The Lewis Hoard of Gaming Pieces: a re-examination of their context, meanings, discovery and manufacture. Medieval Archaeology, 53. pp. 155-203. ISSN 0076-6097Full text not available from this repository.
ALMOST 180 YEARS of scholarship on the Lewis chessmen have given us a solid foundation of understanding, primarily based upon their art-historical analysis. Taking a more interdisciplinary approach (combining elements of art history with archaeology and history), this paper focuses on some over-looked themes — primarily the archaeological, gaming and political contexts of the 12th- and 13th-century North Sea world — and some more familiar themes but in a new light. We suggest a more fluid composition and function of the gaming hoard,with at least four sets of chessmen from the same workshop conceivably made for use in Lewis, possibly in the early 13th century.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Scotland Viking|
|Subjects:||C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World > DL Northern Europe. Scandinavia
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
|Theme:||Material culture: creation and use|
|Department:||Scotland and Europe (to 2011)|
|Depositing User:||Mark Glancy|
|Date Deposited:||21 Jul 2010 14:21|
|Last Modified:||10 Nov 2011 16:10|
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