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The Celtic Place-names of Scotland

by William J. Watson


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ISBN: 9781906566357
Published: 20 Jun 2011
Format: Paperback
Extent: 598
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: John Donald
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About the Book

First published in 1926, this book remains the best and most comprehensive guide to the Celtic place-names of Scotland and is essential reading for anyone interested in Scottish history and the derivations of place-names the length and breadth of the country. It is divided into sections dealing with early names, territorial divisions, general surveys of areas, and also looks at saints, church terms and river names. As the standard reference work on the subject it has never been surpassed. This edition contains an introduction which includes biographical material about the author, together with corrigenda and addenda.

The Author

William J. Watson

William J. Watson was professor of Celtic at the University of Edinburgh from 1914 to 1938. He is widely recognised as one of the greatest ever scholars in the field.