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New Orkney Antiquarian Journal - Volume 6


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A sixth volume of historical and archaeological papers relating to Orkney.

Published by Orkney Heritage Society with Orkney Archaeological Trust.


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Volume 6, 2012.

The papers in this volume focus on some of the classic issues associated with the interpretation of Orkney’s history from the 11th to the present century. 

Contributors include Donna Heddle, Director of the Centre for Nordic Studies at the University of the Highlands & Islands; Margaret Hunter, Principal Teacher of Classics at Stromness Academy from 1968-1984; Steinar Imsen, Professor in medieval and early modern history at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim; James Irvine, author of The Breckness Estate and joint editor of the newly published An Orkney Anthology: Selected Works of Ernest Marwick, vol 2; Ragnhild Ljosland, lecturer in sociolinguistics and Old Norse and author of Chrissie’s Bodle about Orcadian author Christina M Costie; William PL Thomson, former head of Kirkwall Grammar School and extensive author on Orcadian history, most particularly his New History of Orkney; and Catherine Turnbull, journalist and former editor of the newspaper Orkney Today, graduate from the Centre for Nordic Studies in 2011.

Contents include;

- Who was Dufnjall? Did St Magnus kill him?

- The Country of Orkney and the Complaints against David Menzies.

- Jo: Ben's Description of Orkney.

- Jo: Ben Revisited.

- Norse Force: The Centre for Nordic Studies at UHI.

- The Establishment of the Scots Language in Orkney.

- The Fur Trade Families of Orkney and Canada.

- Recent Books and Papers.

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