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Scotland S Hidden History

Author : Ian Armit
ISBN : 075243764X
Genre : History
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This book includes regional itineraries, a guide to museums and heritage attractions, and an archaeolgical glossary.
Category: History

Curious Scotland

Author : George Rosie
ISBN : 9781783782468
Genre : History
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The histories of nations are never as simple as their legends suggest. George Rosie has been driven by a powerful curiosity about the country he has lived in since he was an Edinburgh schoolboy fifty years ago. This lively mindset has established him as one of Scotland's most inquiring writers and journalists, in print and on television. In Curious Scotland, he unearths and illuminates many neglected aspects of Scottish history in a rich collection of episodes that ranges from the Picts to the Indian tribes of North America. What became of the sons of Robert Burns? How did Scotland influence the Ku Klux Klan? Why was a Hebridean island deliberately infested with anthrax? The answers lie in a book which reveals the complexity, contradictions and sheer fascination of Scotland's long and strange story.
Category: History

The Landscape Of Scotland

Author : C. R. Wickham-Jones
ISBN : 0752414844
Genre : History
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Drawing on a whole range of factors, and distilling information into concise summaries, this book makes many fascinating observations on how the landscapes of Scotland were used by their inhabitants from prehistory to recent times.
Category: History

Scotland S Hidden Harlots And Heroines

Author : Annie Harrower-Gray
ISBN : 9781781592717
Genre : History
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Annie Harrower-Gray opens up an alternative view of Scotland's turbulent history, revealing three centuries through the eyes of the nation's women. The whole of society appears, from ordinary labourers, prostitutes and factory hands to their more celebrated sisters and even witches, bodysnatchers and female Jacobites. ??All their tales are freshly researched and told with a sense of humour. Colourful characters abound! Step inside the boudoirs of Edinburgh's ladies of pleasure, whose civilised manners so confused one church minister that he 'accidentally' took tea in a brothel. Creep into the graveyard with Helen Torrance and Jean Lapiq, convicted of bodysnatching half a century before Burke and Hare. Uncover the murky history of Scotland's last witch Helen Duncan, whose eerily accurate wartime predictions led to her imprisonment. This book offers an exciting and erudite voyage through the social history of Scotland. ??Honour the heroines who helped to shape Scotland, yet rest in unvisited tombs!??As featured in Alloa & Hillfoots Advertiser and Scottish Memories Magazine.
Category: History

Geschichte Schottlands

Author : Bernhard Maier
ISBN : 9783406676185
Genre : History
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Dass Schottland in vielem so ganz anders ist als das benachbarte England, wissen wir nicht erst seit dem Referendum über die schottische Unabhängigkeit. Landschaft, Sprache und Kultur, von den Kilts über die Schlösser bis zur schottischen Literatur, haben ihren eigenen Charakter, und ebenso entwickelten sich Politik, Religion und Gesellschaft häufig in anderen Bahnen als beim südlichen Nachbarn. Bernhard Maier gibt in diesem Band einen profunden und anschaulichen Überblick über die schottische Geschichte von der Steinzeit und den frühen Kelten bis zur unmittelbaren Gegenwart.
Category: History

Fodor S Scotland

Author : Fodor's Travel Guides
ISBN : 9780804141963
Genre : Travel
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Fodor's correspondents highlight the best of Scotland, including Edinburgh's Royal Mile and famous festivals, Glasgow's museums and shops, and lakes from Loch Lomond to Loch Ness. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it’s your first trip or your fifth. MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS from St. Andrews to the Isle of Skye PERFECT HOTELS for every budget BEST RESTAURANTS to satisfy a range of tastes USEFUL FEATURES on castles, whisky, and golf VALUABLE TIPS on when to go and ways to save INSIDER PERSPECTIVE from local experts maps and COLOR PHOTOS to guide and inspire your trip
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The Hidden Ways

Author : Alistair Moffat
ISBN : 9781786891020
Genre : History
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Shortlisted for the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards In The Hidden Ways, Alistair Moffat traverses the lost paths of Scotland. Down Roman roads tramped by armies, warpaths and pilgrim routes, drove roads and rail roads, turnpikes and sea roads, he traces the arteries through which our nation's lifeblood has flowed in a bid to understand how our history has left its mark upon our landscape. Moffat's travels along the hidden ways reveal not only the searing beauty and magic of the Scottish landscape, but open up a different sort of history, a new way of understanding our past by walking in the footsteps of our ancestors. In retracing the forgotten paths, he charts a powerful, surprising and moving history of Scotland through the unremembered lives who have moved through it.
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The History Of Scotland

Author : Patrick Fraser Tytler
ISBN : PSU:000020524777
Genre : Scotland
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The Scottish Golf Book

Author : Malcolm Campbell
ISBN : 1583820531
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Golf is a Scottish game. It has been played by the Scots for centuries, and Scotland is its spiritual and cultural home. This is a book devoted to one nation's devotion to a game of stick and ball which today casts its enchantment over the entire world. The beginnings of golf and its early development are shrouded in mystery and are part fact and part fable. The Scottish Golf Book separates one from the other as it traces the early history of golf to the multimillion-dollar, worldwide obsession it has become today. Images from the earliest days of Scottish photography recall titanic battles between the early superstars of the game, while the modern lens takes the reader on a spectacular and magical journey around the historic, the classic, and the hidden treasures of Scotland's finest courses.
Category: Sports & Recreation