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History

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  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Sep 2017
    £14.99

    The Russian Civil War of 1917-1920, out of which the Soviet Union was born, was one of the most significant events of the twentieth century. The collapse of the Tsarist regime and the failure of the Kerensky Provisional Government nearly led to the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 14 Sep 2023
    £20.00

    Salt is a vital commodity. For many centuries it sustained life for Scots as seasoning for a diet dominated by grains (mainly oats), and for preservation of fish and cheese. Sea-salt manufacturing is one of Scotland’s oldest industries, dating to...

  • Paperback | Pub: 14 Sep 2001
    £14.99

    Scapa Flow was one of the world’s great naval bases and the scene of many of the major events of twentieth-century naval history. During both World Wars, the Royal Navy made Scapa the home for its capital ships, and thousands of servicemen and...

  • E-Book | Pub: 09 Apr 2020
    £4.99

    Behind the tales of cateran raiding in the Scottish Highlands was an age old practice, beloved of the clan warriors. Trained in the ways of the School of the Moon they liked little better than raiding other clans to lift their cattle and disappear...

  • Paperback | Pub: 22 Feb 2011
    £20.00

    This collection of essays explores more than five centuries of Scottish-Polish interactions. It focuses on the two main moments of contact: the early modern experiences of Scottish pedlars, merchants, mercenaries and diplomats in the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 18 Aug 2014
    £20.00

    There has been very little previous attention paid to Scottish civilians during the Great War, but, as is revealed here, Scotland had its own unique experience. Of multi-disciplinary interest for academics, and of broad general interest too, this is...

  • Paperback | Pub: 21 Sep 2017
    £14.99

    In this book, Alistair Moffat brings vividly to life the story of this great nation, from the dawn of prehistory through to the twenty-first century. Ambitious, richly detailed and highly readable, Scotland: A History From Earliest Times skilfully...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Feb 2020
    £12.99

    Scotland’s history has been told many times, but never exclusively by its women. This book takes a unique perspective on dramatic national events as well as ordinary life, as experienced by women down the centuries. From the saintly but severe...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Jun 2024
    £20.00

    The infamous ‘Beeching Axe’ swept away virtually every Scottish branch line in the 1960s. Conventional wisdom viewed these losses as regrettable yet inevitable in an era of growing affluence and rising car ownership. This ground-breaking study...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 May 2016
    £14.99

    Who was Merlin? Is the famous wizard of Arthurian legend based on a real person? In this book, Merlin’s origins are traced back to the story of Lailoken, a mysterious ‘wild man’ who is said to have lived in the Scottish Lowlands in...

  • E-Book | Pub: 19 Mar 2015
    £5.99

    What would America have been without the Scots? Andrew Carnegie, the humble weaver’s son who went there to become the world’s richest man, thought it might have been ‘a poor show’. This book is an unapologetic celebration of...

  • Paperback | Pub: 16 May 2016
    £20.00

    Scottish Arctic Whaling brings to light a previously little-known but important Scottish industry. The author’s extensive use of original sources such as log-books and diaries shows that hundreds of whaling vessels, sailing variously from...

  • E-Book | Pub: 10 Dec 2012
    £7.99

    Scottish history has been shaped and defined by a series of great battles. John Sadler gives the first full military history of Scotland for many years. From Mons Graupius to Culloden, he shows how terrain and politics shaped the campaigns and...

  • Paperback | Pub: 27 Feb 2007
    £25.00

    The authorities told folk what they ought to believe, but what did they really believe? Throughout Scottish history, people have believed in fairies. They were a part of everyday life, as real as the sunrise, and as incontrovertible as the existence...

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 May 2024
    £6.99

    Scotland has one of the richest traditions of folklore in the world, and the nation’s greatest writers have been influenced by the country’s abundance of customs, superstitions, ghost stories and folktales. Robert Burns, Walter Scott, James Hogg...

  • Paperback | Pub: 30 Sep 2009
    £20.00

    Reading original documents is the only way to achieve a sound basis in historical studies and to acquire a true perspective on cultural evolution. Much modern research has been applied to Scotland’s history, but until this volume there has...

  • Hardback | Pub: 06 Jun 2019
    £12.99

    This is the story of Scotland as it’s never been told before. From the 4th millennium BC, when the first Scot was expelled from Eden, right up to the 21st century, when US intelligence identified a distillery on Islay as a possible threat to...

  • Hardback | Pub: 29 Jul 2013
    £60.00

    The publication of ‘An Introduction to Scottish Ethnology’ sees the completion of the fourteen-volume Scottish Life and Society series, originally conceived by the eminent ethnologist Professor Alexander Fenton. The series explores the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 29 Jul 2013
    £25.00

    The publication of ‘An Introduction to Scottish Ethnology’ sees the completion of the fourteen-volume Scottish Life and Society series, originally conceived by the eminent ethnologist Professor Alexander Fenton. The series explores the...

  • Hardback | Pub: 18 Jun 2012
    £60.00

    The law comes from, and runs through, society at all levels. It regulates human interactions and touches individuals at key moments in their lives. This volume provides an easily comprehensible account of the law in Scotland, beginning with its...