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  • E-Book | Pub: 06 Jan 2022
    £30.00

    This impressive collection of essays is based on a two-year seminar series of the Research centre in Scottish History at the University of Strathclyde. New and original research, as well as historiographical overviews and commentaries, illuminate...

  • E-Book | Pub: 12 Jul 2004
    £30.00

    The essays in this book, all by distinguished historians, illuminate the main activities, preoccupations and aspirations of the families whose territorial power and local leadership made them a central factor in medieval Scottish society. Issues...

  • E-Book | Pub: 07 Jun 2018
    £20.00

    The popular Arthurian legends, such as the grail quests of Perceval and Galahad, and the love of Lancelot for Queen Guenevere, have largely overshadowed Scotland’s own Arthurian romance. The story of Fergus, one of King Arthur’s knights, was...

  • E-Book | Pub: 05 Nov 2012
    £14.99

    This book looks at visual images as an alternative and undervalued source of evidence for ideas about the Scottish Gaidhealtachd in the period 1700 – 1880. Illustrated with 100 plates, it brings together many little known and previously...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Dec 2021
    £25.00

    Surprisingly little is known of the geographical history of Gaelic: where and when it was spoken in the past, and how and why the Gaelic-speaking area of Scotland – the Gaidhealtachd – has retreated and the language declined. A hundred years ago...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Dec 2015
    £12.99

    Galloglas were mercenary warriors from the Hebrides and West Highlands who settled in Ireland in the later 13th century and achieved an extraordinary prominence on Irish battlefields throughout the three hundred years following. Fighting as heavy...

  • E-Book | Pub: 30 Jun 2002
    £25.00

    This comprehensive analysis of the Jacobite mind challenges prevailing stereotypes about Jacobites and provides a detailed history of the Jacobite movement, whose influence on the development of Scotland and the British Isles in the eighteenth...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Jan 2001
    £30.00

    Paul Hopkins, an authority on early Jacobitism, sets the Massacre of Glencoe in its true context. The book describes the tensions in the Highlands between the Restoration and the End of the Revolution and the influence on the Highlands of national...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Jan 2001
    £25.00

    This is the first comprehensive account of the formation of the Scottish National Party, and it explains the peculiar circumstances in the inter-war era which gave rise to this phenomenon. The text fills a vacuum in one of the most under-researched...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Jan 2001
    £25.00

    The Irish were the single largest group of immigrants to Scotland in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and the original settlers and their descendants have had a major impact on modern Scottish society, culture and politics. This book of...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Jan 2001
    £25.00

    The prevailing historical view of the Catholic Irish in the first half of nineteenth-century Scotland is that they were despised by native workers because of their religion and because most were employed as strike-breakers or low-wage labour. As a...

  • E-Book | Pub: 07 Jun 2018
    £20.00

    Jordan Fantosme was a twelfth-century cleric, teacher and poet, possibly a member of the royal or baronial court, writing for King Henry II. His Chronicle describes some of the events and actions of the civil war between Henry II and his eldest son...

  • E-Book | Pub: 25 Mar 2002
    £25.00

    The constitutional and religious settlement in Scotland after the revolution of 1688 largely determined the nature of Scottish politics and of Anglo-Scottish relations up to the union of 1707. King William and the Scottish Politicians examines the...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Jan 2001
    £30.00

    This major collection of essays brings together in readily accessible form the fruits of research into the political thought and culture of Renaissance and Reformation Scotland. As a collection, it ranges from detailed studies of the writings of...

  • E-Book | Pub: 21 Dec 2000
    £30.00

    This book provides the first single overview of Labour’s electoral progress in Glasgow from its hesitant steps in the shadow of Liberalism to the moment it became the dominant party in the city in parliamentary and municipal politics. The...

  • E-Book | Pub: 02 Feb 2000
    £30.00

    This text analyzes what really happened in Glasgow in the tumultuous years following World War I. It shows the real improvements in social conditions, and explores the impact of these years on the coming dominance of the Labour party in the west of...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Jan 2001
    £30.00

    These essays constitute the first radical reassessment since the nineteenth century of the role of architecture as an expression of lordship and status among Scottish secular and ecclesiastical elites in the period c.1124–c.1650. These studies of...

  • E-Book | Pub: 19 Feb 2001
    £30.00

    In viewing Galloway from the wider context of the northern British mainland, Irish Sea and wider Hebridean zone, it has been possible to explore the dynamics of state-building, dynastic interactions, and the close inter-relationships of the...

  • E-Book | Pub: 26 Oct 2017
    £16.99

    Henry Duncan was a man of many parts: parish minister, savings bank founder, political lobbyist, anti-slavery campaigner, educator, geologist, poet, author. He restored the Ruthwell Cross, a medieval monument of international importance. He also...