In Search of Scotland

In Search of Scotland

Book - 2001
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History is where we come from, history is who we are. From the Stone Age to the present, this book charts the impact of Celts, Picts, Romans, Irish, Vikings, and English, of battles, wars and empire. The great and the good figure prominently, of course, but the story of Scotland is also aboutordinary people, who lived and loved, worked and died, mostly leaving no record at all. Under the leadership of Gordon Menzies, the BBC series producer, Scotland's leading historians have combined to produce a work that is revealing and authoritative. Powerful people figure prominently in the book: St. Columba, Queen Margaret, David I, Wallace, Bruce, James III, James IV, James V, JohnKnox, the Covenanters, the Jacobites, the philosophers and scientists of the Enlightenment, the Victorian entrepreneurs, and the power-brokers of the twentieth century. But ordinary people are certainly vital to the story: soldiers, farmers, ship-builders, metalworkers, and many others.Accompanied throughout by spectacular full-color photographs, illustrations, paintings, and maps, the book's trenchant views and evocative descriptions will entrance everyone with an interest in Scotland and the Scots.
Publisher: Edinburgh : Polygon at Edinburgh, c2001
ISBN: 9781902930237
1902930231
Branch Call Number: 941.1 In
941.1 In
Characteristics: xv, 240 p. : ill. (some col.), geneal. tables, maps, ports. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Menzies, Gordon

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