Age of the Clans - The making of Scotland (Paperback)
  • Age of the Clans - The making of Scotland (Paperback)
zoom

Age of the Clans - The making of Scotland (Paperback)

(author), (author), (author), (illustrator)
£6.99
Paperback Published: 30/05/2002
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
This is the first overview of Highland society ever to be written which covers the period from the rise of Somerled to the first clearances. The period has been chosen as one of considerably continuity and the book deals with four main themes the changing political relationships and tensions within the region, the clans, their composition, alliances, strongholds and patterns of display the changes in settlement over time, and the economy of the Highlands and Islands. Most books on the Highlands concentrate either on crofting or on high politics, but without a full understanding of the dynamics of society, much of Highland history is difficult to comprehend. This book is not a dry economic narrative, but a lavishly illustrated story of a society in many ways unique in Europe, a story of feasting in great halls such as Dunvegan, of the galley fleets of the great lords, of strange pagan survivals in ritual and belief, and of a magnificent oral tradition. This is both a new and exciting view of a society too often dismissed either as a backward relic of the past or combed through for similarities with Scotland south of the Highland line."

Publisher: Birlinn General
ISBN: 9781841581446
Weight: 245 g
Dimensions: 260 x 190 x 4 mm

You may also be interested in...

How England Made the English
Added to basket
A History of Ancient Britain
Added to basket
A Brief History of the Anglo-Saxons
Added to basket
The Norman Conquest
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
First Light
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Foundation
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The English and their History
Added to basket
Please, Mister Postman
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Tudor
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Churchill Factor
Added to basket
£10.99   £7.99
Paperback
Making Sense of the Troubles
Added to basket
The Battle of Britain
Added to basket
Londoners
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
A History Of Scotland
Added to basket
Winter King
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.