OXFORD COMPANION TO SCOTTISH HISTORY Revised Edition (Oxford Paperback Reference)
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Covers more than 20 centuries of history, and interprets history broadly, covering for example archaeology, climate, culture, languages Contributors include the foremost authorities in their fields Multi-authored entries analyse key themes such as national identity, women and society, living standards, and religious belief in great depth Covers immigration, migration, and emigration, and deals extensively with Scots abroad - from Canada to Russia to New Zealand The A-Z entries are complemented by maps, genealogies, a glossary, a chronology, and an extensive guide to further reading Includes historical personalities such as Columba, Macbeth, and William Wallace Extends from Orkney and Shetland to Galloway, from the Western Isles to the Borders The Oxford Companion to Scottish History interprets history broadly, including archaeology, architecture, climate, culture, folk belief, geology, and the langauages of Scotland. It covers more than 20 centuries of history, including immigrants, migrants, and emigrants. It extends from Orkney and Shetland to Galloway, the Western Isles to the Borders. It deals extensively with Scots abroad, from Canada to Russia to New Zealand. It includes entries on historical figures from Columba, Macbeth, and William Wallace to James (Paraffin) Young. It covers Burns Clubs, curling, and shinty. It ranges from clans to Clearances and Covenanters. Over 500,000 words in length, and written by more than 70 distinguished contributors, it aims to explain as well as describe. It is more than a historical dictionary or an encyclopedia. Multi-authored entries analyse key themes such as kingship, national identity, women and society, urban and rural life, the economy, housing, living standards, and religious belief across the centruies in an authoritative but approachable way. The Oxford Companion to Scottish History has a broader range of topics and approaches, and a more authoritative list of contributors than any of its competitors. It also stands alone in providing analysis of issues such as national identity and living standards. Readership: Students and academics of Scottish, British, Irish, and European history, and of fields such as colonial, social, and economic history. Students and academics from related disciplines, such as literature. Interested general readers, including members of the Scottish diaspora - in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and the US.
- ISBN: 0199693056
- EAN: 9780199693054