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How the Scots Invented the Modern World: The True Story of How Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created Our World and Everything in It
How the Scots Invented the Modern World: The True Story of How Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created Our World and Everything in It
by Arthur Herman
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 431-452) and index.... (read more)

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A Charmed Life: Growing Up in Macbeth's Castle
A Charmed Life: Growing Up in Macbeth's Castle
by Liza Campbell
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A Charmed Life tells the story of Liza Campbell, the last child to be born at the impressive and renowned Cawdor Castle, the same locale featured in Shakespeares Macbeth. It was at the historical ancestral home that Lizas seemingly idyllic fairytale... (read more)

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Scots kith & kin :a comprehensive A-Z guide to the surnames of Scotland, the clans and their tartans.
Scots kith & kin :a comprehensive A-Z guide to the surnames of Scotland, the clans and their tartans.
by Clan House
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Listing Scottish family names and their clan affiliations, this guide gives information on where and when particular surnames originated, the clan to which they belong and its history, other related surnames and the correct tartan to wear.... (read more)

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Scotland: The Story of a Nation
Scotland: The Story of a Nation
by Magnus Magnusson
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Kirkus Reviews hailed Magnus Magnusson's book as a "vast, superb history [that] relates Scotland's past over a dozen millennia." Drawing on a great deal of modern scholarship that has redefined the nation's story, Magnusson vividly re-creates the long... (read more)

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Court, Kirk, & Community: Scotland, 1470-1625
Court, Kirk, & Community: Scotland, 1470-1625
by Jenny Wormald
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Describing the last period of Scotland's existence as an independent kingdom, focuses on the Reformation. Wormald shows how Scotland's rulers governed a society whose economic and social bonds were still in many ways 'medieval.'... (read more)

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Scotland Bloody Scotland (Canongate)
Scotland Bloody Scotland (Canongate)
by Baron Of Ravenstone
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To know Scotland's past is to understand the country and its people. From Standing stones to the Battle of Culloden, through Macbeth, Mary Queen of Scots, Wallace and the Bruce, every major personality, and important incident is here, all copiously... (read more)

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Western Isles Today
Western Isles Today
by Judith Ennew
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The Western Isles of Scotland appear to the popular imagination as romantic and remote islands where the inhabitants cling to an archaic culture which is barely integrated into modern industrial society. In this book Judith Ennew dispels such myths, and... (read more)

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Making a Social Body: British Cultural Formation, 1830-1864
Making a Social Body: British Cultural Formation, 1830-1864
by Mary Poovey
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With much recent work in Victorian studies focused on gender and class differences, the homogenizing features of 19th-century culture have received relatively little attention. In Making a Social Body, Mary Poovey examines one of the conditions that made... (read more)

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Scotland: An Autobiography: 2,000 Years of Scottish History by Those Who Saw It Happen
Scotland: An Autobiography: 2,000 Years of Scottish History by Those Who Saw It Happen
by Rosemary Goring
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An unqualified triumph.-Alexander McCall Smith A vivid, wide-ranging, and engrossing account of Scotland's history, composed of timeless stories by those who experienced it first-hand. Contributors range from Tacitus, Mary, Queen of Scots, and Oliver... (read more)

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The Journey Through Wales and the Description of Wales (Penguin Classics)
The Journey Through Wales and the Description of Wales (Penguin Classics)
by Gerald Of Wales
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Originally written as two separate works in the 12th century, the Penguin Classics edition of The Journey through Wales and The Description of Wales offers a fascinating glimpse into the daily life and culture of medieval Wales. A dynamic and well-known... (read more)

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Last Shepherds
Last Shepherds
by Charles Bowden
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Follow-up book to Bowden's highly acclaimed TV series and book, "The Last Horseman". An Extraordinary contemporary journey into a bygone age of rural England. It follows Davie Baxter, one of the few remaining shepherds through the cycle of hill farming.... (read more)

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The Highland Clans
The Highland Clans
by Alistair. Moffat
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The story of the Highland clans of Scotland is famous, the names celebrated, and the deeds heroic. Having clung to ancient traditions of family, loyalty, and valor for centuries, the clans met the beginning of their end at the fateful Battle of Culloden... (read more)

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Galloway Street
Galloway Street
by John Boyle
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John Boyle was born and raised in Scotland, but he could never feel Scottish. His parents were poor immigrants from the west of Ireland, who came to Scotland to find work and eventually settled in Paisley. This memoir captures the poverty and rough humor... (read more)

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William Wallace: Brave Heart
William Wallace: Brave Heart
by James Mackay
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William Wallace of Elderslie, younger son of a country knight, came to fame through his active opposition to the aggressive imperialism of Englands King Edward I. From political and social obscurity he seized control of the reins of government and became... (read more)

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Isolation Shepherd
Isolation Shepherd
by Iain R Thomson
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Iain Thomson has written a testament to life as a shepherd in Strathmore in the Great Glen, before the flooding of the valley for a hydro-electric scheme forced him to abandon both the land and his way of life.... (read more)

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The King's Jaunt
The King's Jaunt
by John Prebble
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From the mock pageantry of the Highlanders to the carefully stage-managed rediscovery of the Scottish Regalia, this trip was a key event in the creation of romantic Scotland. Behind it all lay the great stage manager, Sir Walter Scott. This was the first... (read more)

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The Emporer's New Kilt
The Emporer's New Kilt
by Jan-andrew Henderson
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Och no, Dr Kildare, they are revealing the truth about what's behind the kilt! B/w illus.... (read more)

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Modern Scotland: 1914-2000
Modern Scotland: 1914-2000
by Richard J Finlay
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This history of modern Scotland considers all the major themes of the century—whether working-class militancy or the rise of Scottish nationalism, poverty or social reconstruction, the Scottish cultural renaissance or popular culture. Moreover, it... (read more)

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Invisible Country
Invisible Country
by James Campbell
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How can a politically disabled nation create a history for itself? James Campbell sets out across Scotland to answer his own question. From the bustle of the Edinburgh Festival and the sleaziness of Sin City Aberdeen to the depopulated Highlands (the... (read more)

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In Search of Scotland
In Search of Scotland
by Gordon Menzies
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From the Stone Age to the present, this book charts the impact of the Celts, Picts, Romans, Irish, Vikings and English, of battles, wars and empire.... (read more)

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