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A new history of Scotland

John Belfour

A new history of Scotland

from the earliest accounts, to the present time. By John Belfour.

by John Belfour

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Published by printed for E. and C. Dilly in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesEighteenth century -- reel 6074, no. 01.
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Paginationvi,[6],294,[6]p.,plates
Number of Pages294
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16882010M

Few countries have a more varied or romantic history than Scotland. A country that the Romans failed to subdue, that has been populated with inhabitants that include Picts, Scots and Vikings, that fought to reassert its independence in the face of many invasion attempts by southern neighbours, and whose line of kings would eventually inherit the English throne. This full-length history of Scotland spans 18 centuries, from the Picts to the s. The book focuses on social and cultural history, including life in the towns, the changing role of the nobility Read more.

Neil Oliver is a Scottish archaeologist, historian, broadcaster and writer who has become widely known as the presenter of BBC's flagship series A History of Scotland.. Before that, his distinctive style was much in evidence as the charismatic presenter of the award-winning multi-part documentary series Coast and the author of its tie-in book.. His archaeological training at Glasgow University Reviews: Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for A Pocket History of Scotland by Gill (Hardback, ) at the best online prices at eBay!

Book Description: Scotland is one of the oldest countries in the world, with a vivid and diverse past. Yet the stories and figures that dominate Scottish history - tales of failure, submission, thwarted ambition and tragedy - often badly serve this great nation, overshadowing the rich tapestry of her intricate past. Download A History Of Scotland full book in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format, get it for read on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. A History Of Scotland full free pdf books.


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A new history of Scotland by John Belfour Download PDF EPUB FB2

History of Scotland is not a subject attempted by the faint of heart, but this is as detailed and comprehensive as possible for one volume. As a compendium of Scottish names, dates, places, and backstories it's very instructive, but this effort could be materially improved with regional or local maps of important places and by: 3.

Lynch's Scotland: A New History is a deep read for readers of history but who may not have considerable experience with Scottish history before picking it up. If one is looking for an introduction to the broad subject, look by:   A New History of the Picts discredits the idea that the Picts were a strange historical anomaly and shows them to be the descendants of the original inhabitants of the land, living in a series of loose tribal confederations gradually brought together by external forces to create one of the earliest states in Europe: a people, who after /5(18).

An interesting book on the history of Scotland by noted archaeologist/documentary presenter, and Scotsman, Neil Oliver. An interesting book, but doesn't reach the heights that his Viking book did, which is the benchmark for me.

Well worth a read if you're interested in the auld country. flag 5 likes Like see review4/5. Scotland: a new history Michael LynchSnippet view- About the author () Michael Lynch, who was born in Aberdeen and is a graduate of the Universities of Aberdeen and London, has taught 3/5(1). New History of Scotland With our gratitude to former Series Editor Jenny Wormald, who passed away in A flagship series for Edinburgh University Press, these classic textbooks are written by authors at the forefront of their discipline and provide an ideal introduction to Scottish history for undergraduates and general readers.

13 Item (s). Scotland's history has been badly served over the years. Defined by its relationship to England, Scotland's popular history is full of near-mythical figures and tragic events, her past littered with defeat, failure and thwarted ambition.

The martyrdom of William Wallace, the tragedy of Mary Queen of Scots and the forlorn cause of Bonnie Prince Charlie all give the impression of 'poor' Scotland 4/5(1). Michael Lynch's 'Scotland: A New History' is a truely sublime journey through Scottish history from the medieval period onwards.

The New Edinburgh History of Scotland comprises ten textbooks exploring the development of Scotland as a political entity from earliest times to the present.

Combining chronological narrative with analytical rigour, each book offers an informative and accessible account of a defined period in Scottish history. 7 Item (s).

Scotland: A New History is an interesting attempt to fit years of Scottish history into a single volume. In this attempt, Lynch's attempts to produce an exhaustive and all inclusive narrative simply succeed in being exhausting, tiring and inaccessible/5.

The New Penguin History of Scotland: From the Earliest Times to the Present Day R. Houston. out of 5 stars 6. Paperback. $ Only 1 left in stock - order soon. Scotland: A History from Earliest Times Alistair Moffat.

out of 5 stars Paperback. $Cited by:   The book tries to provide a global history of Scotland from the Neolithic period to the Jacobites. It does so, as many histories do, by looking at the kings (and queens) of Scotland. Therein lies the fault, if one might call it s: SEARCH.

Categories. Categories. The history of Scotland on its own is fascinating enough: upfront resistance to the Roman Empire, the surge of two differentiated cultures, murders amongst family, deadly traps for hitherto friends, sadist torture, monarchs in exile who because of a small slip because of their humanity they changed the Reviews: Scottish History Books by Edinburgh University Press.

The Edinburgh University Press office is closed. Most staff are working from home. Our suggestions. Andrew Burnet, Content Editor & Standards Manager: My predecessor in this job left me a copy of Scotland: A Concise History () by James Halliday, which tells the whole story in pages.

I enjoy finding the original sources where possible, partly because it brings us closer to the heart of the story, and partly because of the wonderful idiosyncrasies of writing style. From Bannockburn and Robert the Bruce to the union of the crowns and Mary, Queen of Scots; from the Reformation and John Knox, to the Enlightenment and the Highland Clearances, and right up to devolution, Scotland is the definitive history of a country that has experienced centuries of dramatic l Lynch, named as 'one of the most influential historians in Scotland of the.

"A New History of the Picts" by Stuart McHardy sets out to shed new light on the story of the Picts. The Picts are usually portrayed as residing in one of the most mysterious corners of the early history of what is now known as Scotland: arriving and departing in uncertain circumstances and leaving little but a marvellous collection of carved stones to show they were ever here at all.

This work is a solid overview of Scottish history from the olden times to the last of the Jacobite uprisings. It is a concise history, which I imagine is perhaps a condensed version of Lang's own four-volume "A History of Scotland: From the Roman Occupation," which was published from flag Like see review/5(18).

This book analyses the development of Catholic schooling in Scotland over the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Scholarship of this period tends to be dominated by discussions of the and Education (Scotland) Acts: while these crucial acts are certainly not neglected in this volume, the editors and contributors also examine the key figures and events that shaped.

Mackie is a distinguished Scottish historian, who in was appointed royal historiographer for Scotland. This books was originally published in It was updated for the Penguin edition by Bruce Lenman and Geoffrey Parker. flag Like see review/5.The dramatic story of Scotland - by charismatic television historian, Neil nd is one of the oldest countries in the world with a vivid and diverse past.

Yet the stories and figures that dominate Scottish history - tales of failure, submission, thwarted ambition and tragedy - often badly serve this great nation, overshadowing the rich tapestry of her intricate ian Neil 4/5(1).Social history?

Then I'd encourage you to purschase one of the many books by Christopher Smout. Reformation Scotland? Jenny Wormald's "Kirk, Crown and Community" is very good.

In fact I'd quite happily recommend any of the books in the New History of Scotland series. They are a bit old, but for accessible academic history well worth a read.