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  • The Pictsby Benjamin Hudson

    Wiley 2014; US$ 34.95

    The Picts is a survey of the historical and cultural developments in northern Britain between AD 300 and AD 900. Discarding the popular view of the Picts as savages, they are revealed to have been politically successful and culturally adaptive members of the medieval European world.   Re-interprets our definition of ‘Pict’ and... more...

  • Robert the Bruce: pocket GIANTSby Fiona Watson

    The History Press 2014; US$ 10.19

    From disastrous beginnings after he took the throne of Scotland, having murdered a powerful rival, Robert I became a military leader of consummate genius. Throwing away the rulebook of medieval warfare, which favoured the mounted knight, he remodelled the Scottish army as a disciplined, audacious band of brothers capable of surprising castles, raiding... more...

  • The Herald Diary 2014by Ken Smith

    Black & White Publishing 2014; US$ 7.28

    It?s a memorable year in Scotland. The country will vote on independence, Glasgow will welcome the world to the Commonwealth Games, and the world's best golfers battle it out in the Ryder Cup on Scottish soil. Meanwhile, Scots do what they always do eat and drink too much, complain about the weather and, fortunately, have a laugh about it. Their... 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...

  • Bloody Scotlandby Malcolm Archibald

    Black & White Publishing 2014; US$ 7.28

    In the 19th century Scotland was depicted as a land of misty glens, engineering innovation and inventive genius. But Scotland was also the home of brutal murder, terrifying riots, child cruelty, bank robbery and acid attack. Women as well as men were capable of horrendous acts, and crime could strike anywhere: at home, on the road and even at sea.... 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...

  • Medieval Scotlandby A. D. M. Barrell

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 34.00

    A one-volume political and ecclesiastical history of Scotland from the eleventh century to the Reformation. more...

  • The Road to Independence?by Murray Pittock

    Reaktion Books 2008; US$ 24.95

    Independence has been a contested issue in Scotland since the region was first invaded by England in 1707, and the realm continues to linger in a no-man?s land between regional status and full sovereignty. The issue of independence has risen to the forefront of Scottish discussion in the past fifty years and Murray Pittock offers here an examination... more...

  • Scotlandby Roger Dendinger

    Infobase Publishing 2002; US$ 30.00

    - Information-packed volumes provide comprehensive overviews of each nation's people, geography, history, government, economy, and culture- Abundant full-color illustrations guide the reader on a voyage of discovery- Maps reflect current political boundaries 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...