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  • Von der Wahrheit zur Wahrscheinlichkeitby Annette Meyer

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 182.00

    In the 18th century, the science of man opened up the conceptual framework for re-interpreting the origins and development of the human species itself. It was the ever more popular reports of 'savages' which had led to a questioning of the biblical account of Creation. Borrowing from scientific methods, the Scottish Enlightenment developed a model... more...

  • The King's Henchmanby Anthony Adolph

    Gibson Square 2012; US$ 21.86

    Charles II’s ascent to the throne came at a time of national turbulence: his father had been beheaded, and rival Cromwell threatened his right to rein. England was now a puritanical island, isolated in a sea of Catholic countries. But Henry Jermyn, 1st Earl of St. Albans, was there to keep the royal family together. The King’s Henchman... more...

  • An Uncounselled Kingby Peter Donald

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 46.00

    A new perspective on the Scottish troubles in the crisis years of 1637?41 more...

  • Culloden Talesby Hugh G. Allison

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 14.84

    Culloden was the last battle on British soil. It marked the end of clan culture and was the harbinger of the Highland Clearances. It ensured the inevitability of the American Revolution and increased the outpouring of Scots across the globe. It is the only battle that British Army regiments are not permitted to include in their battle honours; the... more...

  • Downfallby Alan McCombes

    Birlinn 2011; US$ 6.75

    From prison cell to the political limelight, and back again, there is no doubt that Tommy Sheridan – tanned, handsome and armed with a soundbite for every occasion – was one of the most colourful figures in the drab, dusty world of party politics. Yet behind the charismatic exterior of the man who first came to public notice during the anti-Poll Tax... more...

  • Andrew Fletcher and the Treaty of the Unionby P.H. Scott

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 7.28

    Andrew Fletcher has been known since his own lifetime as "The Patriot" because of his determined resistance to the parliamentary Union of Scotland and England in 1707. More recently he has won a new reputation for the boldness, lucidity and originality of his political thought, in which he advocated parliamentary democracy, Scottish independence and... more...

  • The Scots and the Unionby Christopher A. Whatley

    Edinburgh University Press 2006; US$ 51.72

    This book traces the background to the Treaty of Union of 1707, explains why it happened and assesses its impact on Scottish society, including the bitter struggle with the Jacobites for acceptance of the union in the two decades that followed its inauguration. The book offers a radical new interpretation of the causes of union. The idea that the... more...

  • The Scottish Parliament Under Charles II, 1660-1685by Gillian MacIntosh

    Edinburgh University Press 2007; US$ 99.50

    On 14 May 1660, Charles II, restored to the throne of his father, was proclaimed king of Great Britain and Ireland at the market-cross of Edinburgh, bringing to an end over twenty years of internal upheaval. At the subsequent meeting of the Scottish parliament in January 1661, the ascendant royalist administration sought to abolish all constitutional... more...

  • Zwischen Rom und dem Erdkreisby Maria Stuiber

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 140.00

    Die Autorin rekonstruiert vor dem Hintergrund einer biografischen Skizze Entwicklung und Umfang des gelehrten Briefnetzwerks von Kardinal Stefano Borgia in der zweiten Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts und analysiert in einem zweiten Schritt unterschiedliche Typen von Briefpartnern und ihre Funktionen innerhalb des weltumspannenden Netzwerks, ohne dessen... more...

  • The Jacobite Movement in Scotland and in Exile, 1746-1759by Dr Doron Zimmermann

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 150.00

    The argument presented in this book arose from an extension to the question whether the suppression of the Jacobite Rising of 1745-46, as represented by a long-standing historiographical consensus, spelled the end of Jacobite hopes, and British fears, of another restoration attempt. more...