Exploring the Scottish Past

Themes in the History of Scottish Society
Author: Thomas Martin Devine
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 9781898410386
Category: Scot
Page: 260
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This is a collection of fifteen essays written over the last twenty years by one of Scotland's most eminent historians. The material concentrates on four broad themes in seventeenth-, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Scottish history: Merchants, Unions and Trade; Scottish Economic Development; The Highlands; and the Rural Lowlands.

Museums, Anthropology and Imperial Exchange

Author: Amiria Henare
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521835916
Category: Art
Page: 323
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Amiria Henare explores the role of material cultural research in anthropology and related disciplines from the late eighteenth century to the present.

Scottish History

The Power of the Past
Author: Edward J. Cowan,Richard J. Finlay
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780748614202
Category: History
Page: 279
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This book examines how generations of Scots have exploited and reshaped history to meet their needs, from the conquest of the Picts to the refounding of Parliament. Chapters explore the violent manipulations of the past in medieval Scotland, the Scottish Reformation, the transformation of "Highland barbarism" into "Gaelicism," and other issues.

The Women's Land Army in First World War Britain

Author: B. White
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137363908
Category: History
Page: 207
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Between 1917 and 1919 women enlisted in the Women's Land Army, a national organisation with the task of increasing domestic food production. Behind the scenes organisers laboured to not only recruit an army of women workers, but to also dispel public fears that Britain's Land Girls would be defeminized and devalued by their wartime experiences.

Discovering The Scottish Revolution 1692-1746

Author: Neil Davidson
Publisher: Pluto Press
ISBN: 9780745320540
Category: History
Page: 400
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This major new work of historical scholarship offers a groundbreaking reassessment of Scottish politics and society in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century that is set to become a standard work on the subject. Neil Davidson argues that Scotland experienced a revolution during this period that has rarely been recognised in the existing historiography. Davidson explores the political and economic changes of these years, revealing how social and economic power was transferred from one class to another. He describes how Scotland was transformed from a backward and feudal economy to a new centre of emergent capitalism. He traces the economic and social crisis that led to Scotland's incorporation into the Union in 1707, but argues that the Union did not lead to the transformation of Scottish society. The decisive period was instead the aftermath of the last Jacobite revolt in 1746, whose failure was integral to the survival and consolidation of British, and ultimately global capitalism. 'His opinions are bound to cause controversy and discussion ... a good thing as Scottish history desperately needs the airing and voicing of new approaches.' John R Young, Albion. ‘What is so good about Neil Davidson’s brave study is that he brings a Marxist perspective to bear on Scottish history in very clear and readable prose. Quotations and statistics drawn from uncannily wide reading will make this book of great value even to those who disagree with it.’ Angus Calder, author of Revolutionary Empire and Revolving Culture: Notes from the Scottish Republic

Ourselves and Others

Author: Graeme Morton
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748655182
Category: History
Page: 320
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Graeme Morton shows that identity, like industry, is a key element in explaining the period 1832-1914. Ourselves and Others is about 'us and them', the dialectic of national identity formation.

Scottish trade in the wake of union (1700-1760)

the rise of a warehouse economy
Author: Philipp Robinson Rössner
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden gmbh
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 392
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"The monograph examines the trends, structure and fluctuations in Scotland's foreign trade, 1700-1760 in two parts. Part I is a general examination of the sources, the institutional, as well as socio-economic framework, and the general trend in Scotland's foreign trades." "Part II consists of a detailed case study on Scottish trade with German ports, based on a comprehensive examination of contemporary customs accounts and trade statistics. The monograph's main aim is to highlight the pan-European contingency matrix, which Scottish foreign trade was exposed to after 1700. It is also intended to shed new light on hitherto overlooked aspects, such as the responsibility of the new (English) customs system in Scotland, 1707 for creating a peculiarly Scottish pattern of trade thereafter."--BOOK JACKET.

The History of the Western Highlands and Isles of Scotland

Author: Donald Gregory
Publisher: Tuckwell Press
Category: History
Page: 453
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Exploring the turbulent and compelling past of Scotland’s west Highlands and islands in the late medieval era, this history of the lands of the former MacDonald "Lords of the Isles" charts the failure of the series of attempts to restore MacDonald's dominance in the west and the struggle to fill the resultant vacuum of power. This meticulously researched narrative travels through the changing fortunes of Scottish clans between 1493 and 1625 and the various ways in which those histories have been relayed and recorded for posterity. Initially published in 1836 and now updated with an enlightening new introduction, this invaluable edition is a classic piece of scholarship on an era of Highland history often neglected.


Global Cinema
Author: David Martin-Jones
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748686541
Category: Social Science
Page: 264
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Scotland: Global Cinema focuses on the explosion of filmmaking in Scotland in the 1990s and 2000s. It explores the various cinematic fantasies of Scotland created by contemporary filmmakers from all over the world who braved the weather to shoot in Scotla

Northern and Insular Scots

Author: Robert McColl Millar
Publisher: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 178
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The Scots dialects of northern Scotland, Orkney and Shetland are among the most traditional varieties of e~Englishe(tm), exhibiting features not current elsewhere for centuries. Until recently, they were spoken in communities whose traditional occupations have encouraged the equation of speech with local identity. They have all also been affected by contact with Gaelic, or Norse, or both. In recent years, however, the decline of traditional industries has been matched by the discovery of oil off their coasts, encouraging in-migration of speakers of many varieties of English and other languages. How well have these varieties maintained their traditional natures at the start of the 21st century? Northern and Insular Scots provides:* An approachable description of the phonological, structural and lexical natures of these varieties* A history of the varieties in relation to the areas in which they are spoken* Examples of the language of native speakers * An annotated bibliography which points the reader towards more specialised works.

Scottish Ethnicity and the Making of New Zealand Society, 1850-1930

Author: Tanja Bueltmann
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748688773
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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This book makes an original contribution to the growing body of knowledge on the Scots abroad, presenting a coherent and comprehensive account of the Scottish immigrant experience in New Zealand.

Healing Your Past Lives

Exploring the Many Lives of the Soul
Author: Roger J. Woolger
Publisher: Sounds True
ISBN: 9781591798231
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 96
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Could our memories of past-life experiences offer a key to unlocking the mysteries and questions we struggle with today? According to Dr. Roger Woolger, the answer is yes—and anyone can learn to explore these extraordinary memories to retrieve valuable healing insights. With Healing Your Past Lives, Woolger gathers together an astonishing two decades of research that he has conducted with hundreds of patients, to offer a clear account of past lives—including many specific techniques to begin investigating them. Readers join Woolger to discover: How past-life memories can help resolve cases of depression, anxiety, and other inexplicable symptoms World teachings and clinical evidence on past lives Six guided past-life practices on CD, and much more

'The People Above'

Politics and Administration in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Scotland
Author: Alexander Murdoch
Publisher: John Donald
ISBN: 9781904607342
Category: Scotland
Page: 199
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This title incorporates an outline of the structure of government in Scotland after the Treaty of Union with an in-depth study of the politics and administration of Scotland from 1747 to 1784.

Sojourners in the Sun

Scottish Migrants in Jamaica and the Chesapeake, 1740-1800
Author: Alan L. Karras
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801426919
Category: History
Page: 231
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Not everyone who left Europe for the American colonies in the eighteenth century intended to settle there permanently. Sojourners in the Sun traces the history of the well-educated, middle-class Scots who migrated from Britain to Jamaica and the Chesapeake colonies of Maryland and Virginia. Seeking to improve their positions at home, they saw the New World as nothing more than a place to make a quick fortune. They intended to return as soon as possible, with as much as possible. Alan L. Karras examines the identity and origins of these transients from the Scottish perspective and characterizes the occupational diversity (or its absence) in Jamaica and the Chesapeake. He uses detailed biographical sketches and anecdotes gleaned from public records, as well as business and family papers to give a rich picture of their lives. Describing their collective strategies for survival and advancement, he demonstrates the existence of strong ethnically based patronage webs and networks, and compares the way they functioned in the different colonies. Karras evaluates the experiences of the Scottish transients and concludes that in Jamaica, although many of them made fortunes, they were unable to take their wealth from the island and generally failed to return home. The Scots in the Chesapeake, regarded with suspicion, were evicted in 1776, and most of them returned to Scotland - without the wealth they had expected to acquire. By capturing the intentions, careers, and frustrations of Scottish migrants, Sojourners in the Sun illuminates an important and previously obscure aspect of migration history. Karras makes a significant contribution not only to Atlantic, Caribbean, and Chesapeake social history, but also to economic and Scottish history.

James the Good

The Black Douglas
Author: David R. Ross
Publisher: Luath Press
ISBN: 9781906307349
Category: History
Page: 175
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Sir James the Good, one of the finest soldiers Scotland ever produced, is sometimes better known by the name given to him by the English - the 'Black Douglas'. He terrified the northern shires of England throughout the reign of King Robert the Bruce and the Wars of Independence. When Robert the Bruce died Sir James, as his champion, was entrusted with his heart which he carried on the Crusades. David R Ross brings history alive as he tells the story of Sir James' life. Ross' research found him retracing Sir James' journey to the Holy Land and rediscovering battle grounds, providing a personal view of history. With a refreshing look at the subject, and featuring all new information and research, interesting maps, battleplans and photographs, this book will make Scottish history accessible and understandable for the casual reader, while delighting history buffs.

Scotland's Populations from the 1850s to Today

Author: Michael Anderson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198805837
Category: History
Page: 480
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Scotland's Populations is a coherent and comprehensive description and analysis of the most recent 170 years of Scottish population history. With its coverage of both national and local themes, set in the context of changes in Scottish economy and society, this study is an essential and definitive source for anyone teaching or writing on modern Scottish history, sociology, or geography. Michael Anderson explores subjects such as population growth and decline, rural settlement and depopulation, and migration and emigration. It sets current and recent population changes in their long-term context, exploring how the legacies of past demographic change have combined with a history of weak industrial investment, employment insecurity, deprivation, and poor living conditions to produce the population profiles and changes of Scotland today. While focussing on Scottish data, Anderson engages in a rigorous treatment of comparisons of Scotland with its neighbours in the British Isles and elsewhere in Europe, which ensures that this is more than a one-country study.

A Year Without Underwear

Exploring the World on a Bicycle
Author: Ralph Monfort
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595407544
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 324
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Having been promoted to a top management position in the space R&D field, Colonel Ralph Monfort finds himself too far from the action and decides to give himself a fiftieth birthday gift-his own retirement from the U.S. Air Force. It didn't take him long to find his dream vacation-a yearlong, forty-one country, fully supported bicycle odyssey. After a short description on how one prepares for such a trip, Monfort plunges into this unique travel experience with energy, wit, and the excitement of discovery. Written as a series of e-mailed reports from the field, you will soon find yourself vicariously sharing adventures in Africa, Europe, and Southeast Asia as if with an old friend. Whether it's the pizza in France, the ruins of Rome, birding in South Africa, or the toilets of China, the gamut is covered and nothing is sacred in this global romp. Sprinkled with historical tidbits, odd anecdotes, and wry observation, A Year Without Underwear gives us an American "everyman" abroad.

Independence of the Scottish Mind

Elite Narratives, Public Spaces and the Making of a Modern Nation
Author: G. Hassan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137414146
Category: Political Science
Page: 266
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This study explores modern Scotland and examines how Scottish politics, culture and identities have interacted within the national and international contexts in the last thirty years. It considers which voices and opinions have proven influential and defining and charts the boundaries of public conversation to and beyond the independence referendum