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And Shall These Mute Stones Speak?
Stone inscriptions are the most important written source for 5th-7th century western-British history. Against a background for Old World prehistory and the classical civilizations, this book focuses on the inscribed memorial stones of Demetia (south-west Wales, modern-day Dyfed) and Dumnonia (Devon, Cornwall and part of Somerset). The author looks at cultural change after ...more
Hardcover, 353 pages
Published May 26th 1994 by University of Wales Press
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Again Professor Thomas is unafraid to throw out his own well-researched theories whatever the general opinion might be. In this book he attacks the idea that Christianity was well-established by the time the Romans left. He does so deftly, articulately, and makes his point well. Other scholars have now come forward to show that the religion only began to develop in the later fifth century but at the time his was a lonely voice; he made it count.
Antony Charles Thomas, CBE, FSA is a British historian and archaeologist who was Professor of Cornish Studies at Exeter University, and the first Director of the Institute of Cornish Studies, from 1971 until his retirement in 1991. He was recognised as a Bard of the Cornish Gorseth with the name Gwas Godhyan in 1953. He is also the former President of the Council for British Archaeology. He lives ...moreMore about Charles Thomas...