Royal and Lordly Residence in Scotland c 1050 to c 1250: an Historiographical Review and Critical Revision

  title={Royal and Lordly Residence in Scotland c 1050 to c 1250: an Historiographical Review and Critical Revision},
  author={Richard D. Oram},
  journal={The Antiquaries Journal},
  pages={165 - 189}
Academic study of eleventh- to thirteenth-century high-status residence in Scotland has been largely bypassed by English debates over origin, function and symbolism. Archaeologists have also been slow to engage with three decades of historical revision of the traditional socioeconomic, cultural and political models upon which their interpretations of royal and lordly residence have drawn. Scottish castle studies concerned with the pre-1250 era continue to be framed by a ‘military architecture… 

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