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  • 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...

  • Domination and Lordshipby Richard Oram

    Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 70.00

    This book discussed the processes by which the Gaelic kingdom of Alba estbalished its mastery over the lesser kingdoms of northern mainland Britain and transformed itself into a state recognisable as Scotland. 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...

  • From Pictland to Alba 789-1070by Alex Woolf

    Edinburgh University Press 2007; US$ 119.40

    In the 780s northern Britain was dominated by two great kingdoms; Pictavia, centred in north-eastern Scotland and Northumbria which straddled the modern Anglo-Scottish border. Within a hundred years both of these kingdoms had been thrown into chaos by the onslaught of the Vikings and within two hundred years they had become distant memories. This book... more...

  • Scottish Independence and the Idea of Britainby Dauvit Broun

    Edinburgh University Press 2007; US$ 119.40

    When did Scots first think of Scotland as an independent kingdom? What did they think was Scotland’s place in Britain before the age of Wallace and Bruce? The answers argued in this book offer a fresh perspective on the question of Scotland’s relationship with Britain. It challenges the standard concept of the Scots as an ancient nation whose... 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...

  • 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...

  • Von der Wahrheit zur Wahrscheinlichkeitby Annette Meyer

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 154.00

    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...

  • Scotlandby Michael Lynch

    Random House 2011; US$ 24.72

    Columba, Bannockburn, Robert Bruce, the nobles, Home Rule, Kenneth mac Alpin, the Wars of Independence, the union of the crowns, Mary, Queen of Scots, the Convenanters, the Reformation, Flodden, the industrial revolution, James VI, Thomas Chalmers, the union of parliaments, John Knox, the Canmore dynasty, Glencoe, the Enlightenment, the Highland... more...

  • The Man Who Gave Away His Islandby Ray Perman

    Birlinn 2011; US$ 8.44

    ?Sensitive and moving? ? Country Life ?A wonderfully rounded portrait? ? Scots Magazine In 1938 John Lorne Campbell bought the Isle of Canna. He wanted to prevent an island described as the 'jewel of the Hebrides' from becoming a rich man's playground like so many other islands and Highland estates. He wanted to preserve part of the traditional... more...