The Historical Geography of Scotland Since 1707

Geographical Aspects of Modernisation

Author: David Turnock

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521892292

Category: History

Page: 368

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This is the first book to take a comprehensive view of the historical geography of Scotland since the Union. The period is divided into sections separated by the Napoleonic Wars and the First World War, and each section offers a general view followed by detailed studies giving a balanced coverage of regional and urban-rural criteria, and the economic infrastructure. The book contains a number of original researches and Dr Turnock attempts to set the Scottish experience in a framework of general ideas on modernisation.

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Scottish History

Author: T. M. Devine,Jenny Wormald

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191624330

Category: History

Page: 720

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Over the last three decades major advances in research and scholarship have transformed understanding of the Scottish past. In this landmark study some of the most eminent writers on the subject, together with emerging new talents, have combined to produce a large-scale volume which reconsiders in fresh and illuminating ways the classic themes of the nation's history since the sixteenth century as well as a number of new topics which are only now receiving detailed attention. Such major themes as the Reformation, the Union of 1707, the Scottish Enlightenment, clearances, industrialisation, empire, emigration, and the Great War are approached from novel and fascinating perspectives, but so too are such issues as the Scottish environment, myth, family, criminality, the literary tradition, and Scotland's contemporary history. All chapters contain expert syntheses of current knowledge, but their authors also stand back and reflect critically on the questions which still remain unanswered, the issues which generate dispute and controversy, and sketch out where appropriate the agenda for future research. The Handbook also places the Scottish experience firmly into an international historical perspective with a considerable focus on the age-old emigration of the Scottish people, the impact of successive waves of immigrants to Scotland, and the nation's key role within the British Empire. The overall result is a vibrant and stimulating review of modern Scottish history: essential reading for students and scholars alike.

The New Coastal History

Cultural and Environmental Perspectives from Scotland and Beyond

Author: David Worthington

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319640909

Category: History

Page: 307

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This book provides a pathway for the New Coastal History. Our littorals are all too often the setting for climate change and the political, refugee and migration crises that blight our age. Yet historians have continued, in large part, to ignore the space between the sea and the land. Through a range of conceptual and thematic chapters, this book remedies that. Scotland, a country where one is never more than fifty miles from saltwater, provides a platform as regards the majority of chapters, in accounting for and supporting the clusters of scholarship that have begun to gather around the coast. The book presents a new approach that is distinct from both terrestrial and maritime history, and which helps bring environmental history to the shore. Its cross-disciplinary perspectives will be of appeal to scholars and students in those fields, as well as in the environmental humanities, coastal archaeology, human geography and anthropology.

Fishermen, the Fishing Industry and the Great War at Sea

A Forgotten History?

Author: Robb Robinson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1786949911

Category: History

Page: 202

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Recent discussion, academic publications and many of the national exhibitions relating to the Great War at sea have focussed on capital ships, Jutland and perhaps U-boats. Very little has been published about the crucial role played by fishermen, fishing vessels and coastal communities all round the British Isles. Yet fishermen and armed fishing craft were continually on the maritime front line throughout the conflict; they formed the backbone of the Auxiliary Patrol and were in constant action against-U-boats or engaged on unrelenting minesweeping duties. Approximately 3000 fishing vessels were requisitioned and armed by the Admiralty and more than 39,000 fishermen joined the Trawler Section of the Royal Naval Reserve. The class and cultural gap between working fishermen and many RN officers was enormous. This book examines the multifaceted role that fishermen and the fish trade played throughout the conflict. It examines the reasons why, in an age of dreadnoughts and other high-tech military equipment, so many fishermen and fishing vessels were called upon to play such a crucial role in the littoral war against mines and U-boats, not only around the British Isles but also off the coasts of various other theatres of war. It will analyse the nature of the fishing industry's war-time involvement and also the contribution that non-belligerent fishing vessels continued to play in maintaining the beleaguered nation's food supplies.

Sociolinguistics in Scotland

Author: R. Lawson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137034718

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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Sociolinguistics in Scotland presents a comprehensive overview of sociolinguistic research in Scotland and showcases developments in sociolinguistic theory, method and application, highlighting Scotland's position as a valuable 'sociolinguistic laboratory'. This book is a key resource for those interested in language use in Scotland.

Geographical Illustrations of Scottish History

Containing the Names of Places Mentioned in Chronicles, Histories, Records, &c., with Corrections of the Corrupted Names, and Explanations of the Difficult and Disputed Points, in the Historical Geography of Scotland : the Names Being Alphabetically Arranged, with References to Their Position in the Historical Map of Scotland, which Accompanies the Work : Together with a Compendious Chronology of the Battles to the Year 1603 : Collected from the Best Authorities, Historical and Geographical

Author: David Macpherson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Battlefields

Page: 56

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Troubled Waters

A Social and Cultural History of Ireland's Sea Fisheries

Author: Jim Mac Laughlin

Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd


Category: History

Page: 397

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Donegal: the making of a northern county (Four Courts Press. 2007) This anthology uses extracts from a wide variety of sources to examine social and geographical change in Donegal over the past five centuries. Combining the approaches of the literary anthologist with those of the historian and social geographer. Jim Mac Laughlin focuses on changes in community life and material culture in Donegal from the pro-Colonial period to the late twentieth century. `Rich in what is called in Gaelic, tir colas, or knowledge of the land. The sheer range of his research shows his commitment to promoting an understanding of Donegal's unique character. I salute him for that achievement.' Frank McGuinness. playicright `Masterful, as complete a picture of this northern county and its people as one could possibly wish for.' Irish Times `Packed with insights about the historical-geographical specificity of nationalism and nation-states. Mae Laughlin places the history of nationalism in Europe in the whole misbegotten history of racial stereotypes, religious prejudices and competing elite political projects of nation state-formation.' Professor John Agnew. University of California. Los Angeles `A wide-ranging analysis of nation-building which uses Irish history to illuminat nationalism as a modern process. A major contribution to the discussion.' Professor Immanuel Wallerstein. Yale University `Mae Laughlin writes with a sharp brilliance about the intersection between places. politics, systems and cultures, while steering clear of any surrender to global blandness.' Fintan O'Toole, Irish Times `Concerned with the intersection between private anguish and public policy, this thoroughly researched work argues passionately against a complacent acceptance of the conditions that continue to produce emigration.' Irish Times

The Present State of All Nations

Containing a Geographical, Natural, Commercial, and Political History of All the Countries in the Known World

Author: Tobias George Smollett

Publisher: N.A


Category: Geography

Page: N.A

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Scotland's Voice in International Affairs

The Overseas Representation of Scottish Interests, with Special Reference to the European Economic Community

Author: Clive Archer,John Main

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773505124

Category: Political Science

Page: 136

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In October 1977, the Scottish Branch of the Royal Institute of International Affairs established a study group to consider the representation of Scottish interests abroad. The members of the group were drawn from the Scottish universities as well as from business and banking in Scotland. The study began with a series of discussion meetings at which the group as a whole was able to draw on the knowledge and experience of, among others, Mr Alick Buchanan-Smith MP; Mr Stanley Budd, Head of the Edinburgh Office of the Commission of the European Communities; Mr J. Allan Stewart, Scottish Secretary of the Confederation of British Industry; Mr A.S. Halford-MacLeod of the Scottish Council (Development and Industry); and senior officials of the Scottish Office. Individual members of the group then undertook a programme of interviews with representatives of the fishing industry, in particular Mr Gilbert Buchan and Mr David Aitchison of the Scottish Fishermen's Federation, Mr James Lovie of the Scottish Fishermen's Organisation Ltd and Mr Robert Allan of the Scottish Section of the British Fishing Federation; with representatives of the agriculture industry, notably, Mr Michael Burnett of the National Farmers' Union of Scotland, Mr Dermot Gunn of the Scottish Agricultural Organisation Society and Mr A.F. Roney-Dougal of the Scottish Landowners' Federation; and with representatives of Scottish local authorities and the relevant departments of the Scottish Office.

A Compendium of Modern Geography ...

To which are Now Added the Geography of Palestine, and Outlines of Mathematical Geography, Astronomy, and Physical Geography ...

Author: Alexander Stewart

Publisher: N.A


Category: Geography

Page: 443

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Lowestoft, 1550-1750

Development and Change in a Suffolk Coastal Town

Author: David Butcher

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 1843833905

Category: History

Page: 354

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A detailed history of the town of Lowestoft, its society, economy, and topography.