This essay presents the Scandinavian runic graffiti scratched on a wall of the cave where the Irish hermite Molaise of Leighlin (6th-7th century AD) spent his early years, on Holy Island, a small isle off the West coast of Scotland inside the Lamlash Bay, in the south-east of the Isle of Arran. By a close examination of the epigraphic and linguistic features of the graffiti, an attempt will be made to date them and identify their authors and the possible occasion of their stay on Holy Island.

Guerra e pace. I graffiti runici scandinavi nella grotta di San Molaise, Holy Island (Scozia)

Di Clemente, Valeria
2020-01-01

Abstract

This essay presents the Scandinavian runic graffiti scratched on a wall of the cave where the Irish hermite Molaise of Leighlin (6th-7th century AD) spent his early years, on Holy Island, a small isle off the West coast of Scotland inside the Lamlash Bay, in the south-east of the Isle of Arran. By a close examination of the epigraphic and linguistic features of the graffiti, an attempt will be made to date them and identify their authors and the possible occasion of their stay on Holy Island.
978-88-89526-61-3
Middle Ages, Scandinavians in the British Isles, Scotland, St Molaise, Holy Island, runic inscriptions
Medioevo, Scandinavi nelle Isole Britanniche, Scozia, San Molaise, graffiti runici
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