The Sutton Hoo sceptre and the roots of Celtic kingship theory / Michael J. Enright.

  • Dublin ; Portland, OR : Four Courts Press 2006
Physical description
387 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • 9781851826360
  • 185182636X
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 360-382) and index.
  • I. A critical review of the major literature -- II. Neglected evidence and a broader perspective -- III. The language of stone -- IV. Sound, fire, water and wind in the sceptre's vision of kingship -- V. The pillar, the sceptre and 'the good god' -- VI. Conclusion -- App. Some thoughts on the background of the Icelandic whetstone anecdotes.
Related item
  • Bibliography
  • History.
  • Illustrated
  • text
  • English


  • Because the sceptre's design reflects that of the pillar, a comparison of their creator's ideas is possible. The book casts new light on a number of significant topics in the field and its findings will be of considerable interest to scholars in a variety of areas."--Jacket.

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