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  • 1707: The Union of Scotland and England In Contemporary Documents with a Commentary

    By P.H. Scott

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780550202659
    • Publisher: Chambers
    • Published: January 1979
    Published in association with the Saltire Society.
  • The Age of the Passions: Interpretation of Adam Smith and Scottish Enlightenment Culture

    By John Dwyer

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781898410171
    • Publisher: Tuckwell Press Ltd
    • Published: January 1998
  • Autobiography of Gerald of Wales

    By Edited And Translated By H.E. Butler Gerald Of Wales

    Our Price: $34.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781843831488
    • Publisher: BOYDELL PRESS
    • Published: July 2005
    "The autobiography of Gerald of Wales, translated from the Latin, offers a compelling picture of medieval life"--Provided by publisher.
  • Bannockburn 1314: Robert Bruce's Great Victory (Campaign, No. 102)

    By Peter Armstrong

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781855326095
    • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
    • Published: March 2002
    Osprey's study of the Battle of Bannockburn, which was part of the First War of Scottish Independence (1296-1328) and the climax of the career of King Robert the Bruce. In 1307 King Edward I of England, 'The Hammer of the Scots' and nemesis of William Wallace, died and his son, Edward II, was not from the same mould. Idle and apathetic, he allowed the Scots the chance to recover from the grievous punishment inflicted upon them. By 1314 Bruce had captured every major English-held castle bar Stirling and Edward II took an army north to subdue the Scots. Pete Armstrong's account of this pivotal campaign culminates at the decisive battle of Bannockburn that finally won Scotland her independence.
  • Border Reivers

    By Keith Durham

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781855324176
    • Publisher: OSPREY
    • Published: March 1995
    From the 13th century until early in the 17th century, the Border Marches of England and Scotland were torn by a vicious and almost continuous cycle of raid, reprisal and blood feud. The Border Reiver was a professional cattle thief, a guerilla soldier skilled at raiding, tracking and ambush, and a well organized "gangster." Including eight superb full page color plates by Angus McBride, as well as numerous other illustrations, this text by Keith Durham explores the colorful history of these remarkable people.
  • The Butcher: The Duke of Cumberland and the Suppression of the 45

    By W. A. Speck

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780631132875
    • Publisher: Blackwell Publishers
    • Published: March 1983
  • Cambridge Companion to the Scottish Enlightenment

    By Alexander Broadie

    Our Price: $39.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780521003230
    • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UP
    • Published: April 2003
  • The Castles of Edward I in Wales 1277-1307 (Fortress)

    By Christopher Gravett

    Our Price: $18.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781846030277
    • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
    • Published: July 2007
    In 1277 Edward I gathered a huge army and marched into Wales to subdue the rebel Welsh princes who continued to raid and pillage English controlled areas of Wales, and even England itself. A key part of his strategy of subjugating and colonizing the Welsh was to erect a castle at every point where his army rested, to provide permanent bases for English garrisons and a visual reminder of English power.This title takes a detailed look at the design, development and principles of defense of the Edwardian Welsh castles, documenting daily life within their walls and the historical events that took place around them. Looking at key sites such as Cardigan, Aberystwyth and Conwy it highlights the varied castle designs ranging from fortifications based on French models to the defenses inspired by Constantinople, illustrated with eight pages of full colour illustrations and cutaway artwork. Chris Gravett provides a clear explanation of why the castles were there, who lived in them and how they were built - crucial reading for anyone interested in some of the most romantic and militarily effective buildings ever created.
  • A Century of the Scottish People, 1830-1950

    By T. C. Smout

    Our Price: $11.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780006861416
    • Publisher: Fontana Press
    • Published: November 1997
    A new cover reprint of the second volume of T. C. Smout's magnificent -- and indispensable -- account of the Scottish people, from 1830--1950.
  • Character, Self, and Sociability in the Scottish Enlightenment

    By Thomas Ahnert

    Our Price: $110.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780230104143
    • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
    • Published: November 2011
    "This book is about Enlightenment ideas of "character." It argues for their central importance in eighteenth-century thought and culture. The scope of this volume extends well beyond the confines of literary history. It examines discussions of race, nation, the self, virtue, sociability, and historical progress. The specially commissioned essays in this volume are the first, collectively, to address the broader significance of Enlightenment "character," and to do so from an interdisciplinary perspective.The focus is on the Scottish Enlightenment, but contributors consider these debates in their international contexts and in relation to parallel developments in Britain, Europe, and America"--
  • A Charmed Life: Growing Up In Macbeth's Castle

    By Liza Campbell

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312384968
    • Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
    • Published: November 2008
    The daughter of a titled Scottish father recounts the horrors of her childhood in spite of popular beliefs about her fairy-tale lifestyle, describing her father's struggles with alcoholism that resulted in numerous brushes with death and the loss of his family's legacy. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
  • A Concise History of Wales

    By Geraint H. Jenkins

    Our Price: $30.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780521530712
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: January 2007
    Based on the most recent historical research and current debates about Wales and Welshness, this volume offers the most up-to-date, authoritative and accessible account of the period from Neanderthal times to the opening of the Senedd, the new home of the National Assembly for Wales, in 2006. Within a remarkably brief and stimulating compass, Geraint H. Jenkins explores the emergence of Wales as a nation, its changing identities and values, and the transformations its people experienced and survived throughout the centuries. In the face of seemingly overwhelming odds, the Welsh never reconciled themselves to political, social and cultural subordination, and developed ingenious ways of maintaining a distinctive sense of their otherness. The book ends with the coming of political devolution and the emergence of a greater measure of cultural pluralism. Professor Jenkins's lavishly illustrated volume provides enthralling material for scholars, students, general readers, and travellers to Wales.
  • The Crofter and the Laird

    By John McPhee

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780374514655
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: 1987
    The author's return to the island of his ancestors - Colonsay, twenty-five miles west of the Scottish mainland - offers up a deep and rich portrait of the terrain, the history, the legends, anb the people of this fragment of the Hebrides. Illus., drawings. 159p.
  • Cross Currents: A Childhood in Scotland

    By Janet Teissier du Cros

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781862320697
    • Publisher: Tuckwell Press, Ltd.
    • Published: September 1997
  • Crowded with Genius: The Scottish Enlightenment: Edinburgh's Moment of the Mind

    By James Buchan

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780060558888
    • Publisher: Harper Collins
    • Published: December 2003
    Discusses the key events and individuals of eighteenth-century Edinburgh's transition from a poverty-stricken, religiously fanatical city to a hotspot of innovation and culture.

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