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.

Lonely Planet Scotland

Author: Lonely Planet
Publisher: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 1787010333
Category: Travel
Page: N.A
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Scotland is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Sip the water of life, whisky, in an ancient pub, trace the trails of the clanspeople fleeing Glen Coe, or play a round in St Andrew's, golf's spiritual home; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Scotland and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Scotland Travel Guide: Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - castles, lochs & mountains, islands, literature, food & drink, museums, culture, wildlife, the land Free, convenient pull-out Edinburgh map (included in print version), plus over 50 colour maps Covers Edinburgh, Glasgow, Highlands & Islands, Inverness & the Central Highlands, Orkney & Shetland and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Scotland , our most comprehensive guide to Scotland, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for a guide focused on the Highlands and Islands or Edinburgh? Check out Lonely Planet Scotland's Highlands and Islands guide for a comprehensive look at all these regions have to offer; or Pocket Edinburgh a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every Scotland, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

The Scots in Australia

Author: Malcolm David Prentis
Publisher: UNSW Press
ISBN: 9781921410215
Category: History
Page: 334
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"This is a highly descriptive account of the Scots in Australia from 1788 to the present. It shows that the Scots have made a major contribution to all aspects of Australian life. It is aimed at non-specialist general readers, although much of the audience will be Scottish."--Provided by publisher.

Exploring History in the Scottish Borders

Author: Ian James Douglas
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781514766873
Page: 68
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The Scottish border is steeped in history. "Exploring History in the Scottish Borders" provides an overview of the history of this turbulent area. This didn't produce Robin Hood characters, it produced a tough and often violent people, the border reivers. In the 16th century the Scottish borderland made the American wild west of the 19th century look like a kindergarten. But its past has also left its mark in splendid castles, beautiful ruined abbeys, and a depth of history few other areas can match. From the time of the Romans the borderland was the crossroads between the north and south of Britain. The often fraught relationship between England and Scotland left its mark on the area and the people. This book tells the story of the of the English/Scottish borderland from the time of the Romans, through the Scottish wars of independence, the turbulent 16th century and Henry VIII's "rough wooing," up until the reopening of part of the Waverley Line by Queen Elizabeth in 2015. Illustrated by many full colour photographs, Exploring History in the Scottish Borders provides an overview of Border history, and a guide to key historical sites in the borderland.

The Lore of Scotland

A guide to Scottish legends
Author: Sophia Kingshill,The Estate of Jennifer Westwood
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 140906171X
Category: Social Science
Page: 576
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Scotland's rich past and varied landscape have inspired an extraordinary array of legends and beliefs, and in The Lore of Scotland Jennifer Westwood and Sophia Kingshill bring together many of the finest and most intriguing: stories of heroes and bloody feuds, tales of giants, fairies, and witches, and accounts of local customs and traditions. Their range extends right across the country, from the Borders with their haunting ballads, via Glasgow, site of St Mungo's miracles, to the fateful battlefield of Culloden, and finally to the Shetlands, home of the seal-people. More than simply retelling these stories, The Lore of Scotland explores their origins, showing how and when they arose and investigating what basis - if any - they have in historical fact. In the process, it uncovers the events that inspired Shakespeare's Macbeth, probes the claim that Mary King's Close is the most haunted street in Edinburgh, and examines the surprising truth behind the fame of the MacCrimmons, Skye's unsurpassed bagpipers. Moreover, it reveals how generations of Picts, Vikings, Celtic saints and Presbyterian reformers shaped the myriad tales that still circulate, and, from across the country, it gathers together legends of such renowned figures as Sir William Wallace, St Columba, and the great warrior Fingal. The result is a thrilling journey through Scotland's legendary past and an endlessly fascinating account of the traditions and beliefs that play such an important role in its heritage.

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.

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

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.

'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.

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.

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.

Rick Steves Scotland

Author: Rick Steves
Publisher: Rick Steves
ISBN: 1641710349
Category: Travel
Page: 520
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Whether you take the high road or the low road, with Rick Steves on your side, Scotland can be yours! Inside Rick Steves Scotland you'll find: Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring Scotland Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites Top sights and hidden gems, from the wild beauty of Orkney Islands and the Hebrides to cozy corner pubs in Edinburgh How to connect with local culture: Chat with experts on the Speyside Whisky Trail, attend a small-town Highland Games, or join the search for Nessie Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight The best places to eat, sleep, and relax with a dram of Scotch Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and historic sites Detailed neighborhood maps and a fold-out city map for exploring on the go Useful resources including a packing list, a phrase book of Scottish slang, a historical overview, and recommended reading Over 400 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down Complete, up-to-date information on Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling, St. Andrews, the Scottish Highlands, Oban, Mull, Iona, Staffa, Glencoe, Fort William, Inverness, Loch Ness, Pitiochry, Balmoral Castle, the Isle of Skye, Wester Ross, the Orkney Islands, and more Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Scotland.

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.

The Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands & Islands

Author: Rob Humphreys,Darren (Norm) Longley,Helena Smith,James Stewart,Steve Vickers
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0241007704
Category: Travel
Page: 448
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This new, full-color Rough Guide to the Scottish Highlands & Islands is the definitive travel guide to this untamed region, with detailed, stylish maps and stunning photography to bring it all to life. From the deserted white strands of South Harris to moody Glen Coe, this is the perfect place to drop off the radar, whether you're camping wild or staying in a boutique hideaway. The Munro summits are as much of a challenge as ever, and the Highlands are also packed with countless other opportunities for adventure, from world-class sea kayaking and mountain biking to near empty surf-breaks. Whether you're traveling by car, bike, or public transportation, this guide's comprehensive travel advice will help you find your way around easily and point you in the direction of incredible animals such as puffins and whales. Up-to-date and honest reviews of all the best accommodations and home-grown, fresh eating options for all budgets will all ensure that you maximize your time in the most stunning part of Scotland. Now available in ePub format.

Satan and the Scots

The Devil in Post-Reformation Scotland, c.1560-1700
Author: Michelle D. Brock
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317059468
Category: History
Page: 258
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Frequent discussions of Satan from the pulpit, in the courtroom, in print, in self-writings, and on the streets rendered the Devil an immediate and assumed presence in early modern Scotland. For some, especially those engaged in political struggle, this produced a unifying effect by providing a proximate enemy for communities to rally around. For others, the Reformed Protestant emphasis on the relationship between sin and Satan caused them to suspect, much to their horror, that their own depraved hearts placed them in league with the Devil. Exploring what it meant to live in a world in which Satan’s presence was believed to be, and indeed, perceived to be, ubiquitous, this book recreates the role of the Devil in the mental worlds of the Scottish people from the Reformation through the early eighteenth century. In so doing it is both the first history of the Devil in Scotland and a case study of the profound ways that beliefs about evil can change lives and shape whole societies. Building upon recent scholarship on demonology and witchcraft, this study contributes to and advances this body of literature in three important ways. First, it moves beyond establishing what people believed about the Devil to explore what these beliefs actually did- how they shaped the piety, politics, lived experiences, and identities of Scots from across the social spectrum. Second, while many previous studies of the Devil remain confined to national borders, this project situates Scottish demonic belief within the confluence of British, Atlantic, and European religious thought. Third, this book engages with long-running debates about Protestantism and the ’disenchantment of the world’, suggesting that Reformed theology, through its dogged emphasis on human depravity, eroded any rigid divide between the supernatural evil of Satan and the natural wickedness of men and women. This erosion was borne out not only in pages of treatises and sermons, but in the lives of Scots of all sorts. Ultimately, this study suggests that post-Reformation beliefs about the Devil profoundly influenced the experiences and identities of the Scottish people through the creation of a shared cultural conversation about evil and human nature.

The Debatable Land: The Lost World Between Scotland and England

Author: Graham Robb
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393285332
Category: History
Page: 336
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Best-selling author Graham Robb finds that the 2,000-year-old map of Ptolemy unlocks a central mystery of British history. Two years ago, Graham Robb moved to a lonely house on the very edge of England, near the banks of a river that once marked the southern boundary of the legendary Debatable Land. The oldest detectable territorial division in Great Britain, the Debatable Land served as a buffer between Scotland and England. It was once the bloodiest region in the country, fought over by Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, and James V. After most of its population was slaughtered or deported, it became the last part of Great Britain to be brought under the control of the state. Today, it has vanished from the map and its boundaries are matters of myth and generational memories. Under the spell of a powerful curiosity, Robb began a journey—on foot, by bicycle, and into the past—that would uncover lost towns and roads, and unlock more than one discovery of major historical significance. These personal and scholarly adventures reveal a tale that spans Roman, Medieval, and present-day Britain. Rich in detail and epic in scope, The Debatable Land takes us from a time when neither England nor Scotland existed to the present day, when contemporary nationalism and political turmoil threaten to unsettle the cross-border community once more. With his customary charm, wit, and literary grace, Graham Robb proves the Debatable Land to be a crucial, missing piece in the puzzle of British history.

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.

Exploring the Nc500

Travelling Scotland's Route 66
Author: David M Addison
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780993493249
Page: N.A
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A lively and entertaining road trip around Scotland's North Coast 500 Route, exploring the history and cultural heritage of the area with plenty of exciting diversions and anecdotes along the way. Journeying around the Northern Highlands of Scotland, the author visits many towns and villages as well as sometimes going off the beaten track.