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Heroes, Saints, Poets and Kings: Were the Scottish Dark Ages Really that Dark?

Event Type: History
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 04/07/2018
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
Description:
 Local History and Native Studies professor Duff Crerar will be presenting an illustrated lecture on the Heroes, Saints, Poets and Kings of Scotland.
“After the Romans left, for the next five centuries Scotland almost disappeared into the mists of time in Western memory. Portrayed as a land of myth, mystery, magic and sometimes terror, Scotland in the period from 500 to 1000, thanks to the Irish missionaries, featured some of the highest literacy rates, powerful poetry and theology and vibrant visual art. In fact, Scotland was one of the cradles of civilization for much of barbarian Northern Europe. In the same era, the first unifications of the five great
races and cultures of Scotland began, with the emergence of the first High Kings. In the last fifty years, a complete revision of the popular view of Scotland in this era has emerged, which we can explore in our next talk .”
   Grande Prairie Public Library
Location: Rotary Community Room