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  • Picts, Gaels and Scotsby Sally M Foster

    Birlinn 2014; US$ 8.74

    Early historic Scotland – from the fifth to the tenth century AD – was home to a variety of diverse peoples and cultures, all competing for land and supremacy. Yet by the eleventh century it had become a single, unified kingdom, known as Alba, under a stable and successful monarchy. How did this happen, and when? At the heart of this mystery lies... more...

  • Mary Queen of Scots in Historyby C. A. Campbell

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Dozens, if not hundreds, of scholarly works, biographies, and even fictionalized novels have been based on the dramatic life of Mary Queen of Scots, who ruled over both her native Scotland and France before her execution at age 44. This volume sets itself apart from the pack in two important respects: it presents the by now well-known facts about Mary's... more...

  • Scotland in the Age of Two Revolutionsby Sharon Adams; Julian Goodare

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 115.00

    The seventeenth century was one of the most dramatic periods in Scotland's history, with two political revolutions, intense religious strife culminating in the beginnings of toleration, and the modernisation of the state and its infrastructure. This book focuses on the history that the Scots themselves made. more...

  • 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...

  • The Hollow Drumby Arnold Kemp

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2013; US$ 14.57

    ‘SINCE THE WAR SCOTLAND HAS been profoundly altered. Its native tradition of entrepreneurial capitalism has disappeared. Its heavy industries have rapidly declined. It has become a branch economy soliciting international investment. Its crowded old cities have spread themselves into the country dormitories. The grip of the Kirk has been much weakened.... more...

  • Bannockburnby Alistair Moffat

    Birlinn 2014; US$ 11.65

    Best-selling author Alistair Moffat offers fresh insights into one of the most famous battles in history. As 8,000 Scottish solders, most of them spearmen, faced 18,000 English infantrymen, archers and mounted knights on the morning of Sunday 23 June 1314, many would have that the result a foregone conclusion. But after two days' fighting, the English... more...

  • A Touch of Treasonby Ian QC Hamilton; Tommy Sheridan

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2014; US$ 14.57

    This is the swashbuckling life story of one of Scotland's greatest sons. Ian Hamilton, born the son of a Paisley tailor in 1925, who made himself world-famous on Xmas Eve, 1950, when he helped to remove the Stone of Destiny from Westminster Abbey and return it to its spiritual home of Scotland. This symbolic act was to set Hamilton along a lonely... more...

  • Scottish and Proud of Itby Greig Findlay

    Summersdale 2015; US$ 7.99

    Celebrate Scottish roots and explore some of Scotland's most fascinating facts and charming quotes in this miscellany fit for bonnie lad or lass proud of their heritage "We look to Scotland for all ou rideas of civilization." ?Voltaire "Of all the small nations of this earth, perhaps only the Ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution... more...

  • Jaipur 1778by Monika Horstmann

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 60.54

    Jaipur 1778 narrates the interregnum concluded with the royal consecration of Pratapsingh (1778?1803). Over the period of a month, the new king became vested with the power of symbols that legitimated his dynasty. To the extent that this was a process taking place in the public space, it also confirmed the symbolic structure of the two royal residences... more...