St Kilda and the Wider World: Tales of an Iconic Island (Paperback)
  • St Kilda and the Wider World: Tales of an Iconic Island (Paperback)
  • St Kilda and the Wider World: Tales of an Iconic Island (Paperback)
zoom
St Kilda and the Wider World: Tales of an Iconic Island (Paperback)

St Kilda and the Wider World: Tales of an Iconic Island (Paperback)

(author)
£25.00
Paperback 226 Pages / Published: 01/12/2005
  • In stock online
  • Free UK delivery

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
Forty miles out into the Atlantic from the western isles of Scotland lies the archipelago of St Kilda. Home to human populations for more than 4000 years, the islands inhabitants were evacuated from the main island in 1930 leaving it as a haven for wildlife, a tourist destination and workplace for those studying and monitoring the islands ecology and its radar station built in the 1950s. Many of those writing about St Kilda have emphasised the remoteness and insularity of its environment, describing its population as having endured a wretched and isolated existence marooned on an archipelago miles from civilisation. In this book Andrew Fleming challenges such interpretations. His history of the islands reviews the archaeological evidence for the first inhabitants before 2000 BC, how they lived and survived, and how they became integrated into the wider world. Much of the book focuses on more recent times where documentary sources relay in great detail the lives of St Kildans over the past few centuries; how they farmed, administered justice, took on communal responsibilities, their religious, and other, beliefs, the impact of visitors to the islands, and how events outside of the islands had an impact on their lives. Described as a historical drama queen, this is an excellent story of a remote island community which has been mythologised by many commentators. Superb photographs do much of the work of description.

Publisher: Windgather Press
ISBN: 9781905119004
Number of pages: 226
Weight: 600 g
Dimensions: 246 x 185 x 11 mm

You may also be interested in...

Norwich
Added to basket
£4.99
Hardback
The Town Below the Ground
Added to basket
Down Folk Tales
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
A Work of Beauty
Added to basket
I Never Knew That About England
Added to basket
Scotland
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
Exploring Midsomer
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
An Illustrated History of Southwold
Added to basket
Calum's Road
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Claxton
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
A Curious Guide to London
Added to basket
A Durham - The Great City
Added to basket
I Never Knew That About Scotland
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.49
Hardback
St Albans
Added to basket
£10.00
Paperback
The Little Book of Cornwall
Added to basket
Walks on the Northumberland Coast
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.