Scottish Life and Society Volume 14
Edited by Alexander Fenton
62 in stock
About the BookThis major project of the European Ethnological research Centre is planned in thirteen volumes, plus this bibliography. Their overall aim is to examine the interlocking strands of history, language and traditional culture, in their international setting, that go into the making of a national identity. Though each volume tells a complete story in itself, and can stand on its own feet, the full role of Scottish Life and Society will become increasingly apparent as the volumes are published. It seeks to set a cultural benchmark for the beginning of a new millennium, which should be of value to educationists and to all who are interested in learning more about what had led up to the making of Scottish society as it is today.
An interest in rural life and culture has long been a feature of ethnology in Scotland. This multi-author volume explores a variety of topics on the broad theme of farming and the land. The 43 chapters are divided into ten thematic sections: the...
At the age of nineteen, Glasgow-born John McCallum signed up as a Supplementary Reservist in the Signal Corps. A little over a year later, he was in France, working frantically to set up communication lines as Europe once more hurtled towards war....
Irish immigrants and their descendants have made a vital contribution to the creation of modern Scotland. This book is the first collection of essays on the Irish in Scotland for almost twenty years, and brings together for the first time all the...
This book is the first modern account devoted to the major Scottish noble family the Gordons of Huntly. It examines the family’s changing relations with the Crown, the Scottish government, their noble contemporaries and the Highland clans...