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The Making Of Am Fasgadh

Author : Isabel Frances Grant
ISBN : 1905267207
Genre : History
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An account of Dr Isabel Grant's experiences as an early innovator of folk museums - illustrates a history of farming, fishing, crofting and domestic life.
Category: History

The Dynamics Of Heritage

Author : Laurence Gouriévidis
ISBN : 9781317035077
Genre : Science
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There has been much academic interest in the role of museums as places where understanding of the past is shaped and legitimised for a wide and increasingly diverse public. This book focuses on the museum representations of the Highland Clearances - a much neglected aspect of one of the most disputed and politically-charged issues in modern Scottish history. Drawing together a range of inter-disciplinary themes and notions, it considers the cultural legacy of the period, brings to light the socially and historically conditioned meanings and values encapsulated in museum narratives of the Clearances, and shows the significance of collective memory in the negotiations inherent in heritage work. Examining both national and local museums in Scotland and concluding with comparisons with Australian museums of migration, Dynamics of Heritage contributes to our understanding of the processes of heritage construction, and its relationship to issues of memory and other modes of engagement with the past.
Category: Science

An Introduction To Scottish Ethnology

Author : Alexander Fenton
ISBN : 9781907909214
Genre : History
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The publication of An Introduction to Scottish Ethnology sees the completion of the fourteen-volume Scottish Life and Society series, originally conceived by the eminent ethnologist Professor Alexander Fenton. The series explores the many elements in Scottish history, language and culture which have shaped the identity of Scotland and Scots at local, regional and national level, placing these in an international context. Each of the thirteen volumes already published focuses on a particular theme or institution within Scottish society. This introduction provides an overview of the discipline of ethnology as it has developed in Scotland and more widely, the sources and methods for its study, and practical guidance on the means by which it can be examined within its constituent genres, based on the experience of those currently working with ethnological materials. Theory and practice are presented in an accessible fashion, making it an ideal companion for the student, the scholar and the interested amateur alike.
Category: History

A Norse Settlement In The Outer Hebrides

Author : Niall Sharples
ISBN : 9781789250497
Genre : Social Science
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The settlement at Bornais in the Western Isles of Scotland is one of the largest rural settlements known from the Norse period in Britain. It spans the period from the fifth to the fifteenth century AD when the Atlantic seaboard was subject to drastic changes. The islands were systematically ravaged by Viking raiders and then colonised by Norse settlers. In the following centuries the islanders were central to the emergence of the Kingdom of Man and the Isles, played a crucial role in the development of the Lordship of the Isles and were finally assimilated into the Kingdom of Scotland. This volume explores the stratigraphic sequence uncovered by the excavation of Bornais mounds 2 and 2A. The excavation of mound 2 revealed a sequence of high status buildings that span the Norse occupation of the settlement. One of these houses, constructed at the end of the eleventh century AD, was a well preserved bow-walled longhouse and the careful excavation and detailed recording of the floor layers has revealed a wealth of finds that provides invaluable insight into the activities taking place in this building. The final house in this sequence is very different in form and use, and clearly indicates the increasing Scottish influence on the region at the beginning of the thirteenth century. The excavation of mound 2A provides an insight into the less prestigious areas of the settlement and contributes a significant amount of evidence on the settlement economy. The area was initially cultivated before it became a settlement local and throughout its life a focus on agricultural activities, such as grain drying and processing, appears to have been important. In the thirteenth century the mound was occupied by a craftsman who produced composite combs, gaming pieces and simple tools. The evidence presented in this volume makes a major contribution to the understanding of Norse Scotland and the colonisation of the North Atlantic in a period of dramatic transformations.
Category: Social Science

Myth Migration And The Making Of Memory

Author : Marjory Harper
ISBN : UOM:39015049690111
Genre : History
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Nova Scotia is the most Scottish part of Canada, linked by bonds of Clearance and Gaelic culture. This collection of essays discusses the relationships between Scotland and Nova Scotia and Canada as a whole, over the centuries.
Category: History

The Listener

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105007801025
Genre : Radio broadcasting
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Category: Radio broadcasting

Scottish Agriculture

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924070919521
Genre : Agriculture
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Category: Agriculture

The Survival Of The Unfittest

Author : Robert Mathieson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110662702
Genre : History
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Accounts of the Highland Clearances have tended to focus on the political aspects, overlooking the depth of suffering and ill-health of the dispossessed crofters. The pace of the relocation was extraordinarily rapid; the new sites were overcrowded, had poor sanitary conditions, and were unsuitable even for subsistence farming. Destitution and disease were rampant. This is the first book to recount the traumatic changes wrought in the lifestyle and health of those who were uprooted. It examines nutrition, health, and disease in the Highlands and Islands in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and also discusses the reforms in religion, land tenure, medicine, and health care which, in the century after the Clearances, began to rectify the grossest injustices. This is the first time the story has been told and it is a powerful indictment of man's inhumanity to man.
Category: History

Aberdeen University Review

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ISBN : UOM:39015023498622
Genre : Scotland
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Includes provisional roll of service of the university in the European war, 1914-June 30, 1915 (2 p. l., 84 p.) appended to v. 2.
Category: Scotland

Scottish Literary Journal

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ISBN : UCSC:32106019367546
Genre : English literature
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Category: English literature