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    DescriptionThe Oxford Companion to Scottish History interprets history broadly, including archaeology, architecture, climate, culture, folk belief, geology, and the langauages of Scotland. It covers more than 20 centuries of history, including immigrants, migrants, and emigrants. It extends from Orkney and Shetland to Galloway, the Western Isles to the Borders. It deals extensively with Scots abroad, from Canada to Russia to New Zealand. It includes entries on historical figures from Columba, Macbeth, and William Wallace to James (Paraffin) Young. It covers Burns Clubs, curling, and shinty. It ranges from clans to Clearances and Covenanters. Over 500,000 words in length, and written by more than 70 distinguished contributors, it aims to explain as well as describe. It is more than a historical dictionary or an encyclopedia. Multi-authored entries analyse key themes such as kingship, national identity, women and society, urban and rural life, the economy, housing, living standards, and religious belief across the centruies in an authoritative but approachable way. The Oxford Companion to Scottish History has a broader range of topics and approaches, and a more authoritative list of contributors than any of its competitors. It also stands alone in providing analysis of issues such as national identity and living standards.


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    Title
    The Oxford Companion to Scottish History
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Michael Lynch
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 768
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 48 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199693054
    ISBN 10: 0199693056
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: HIS018000
    DC22: 941.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKS
    LC classification: DA757.9 .O94 2011
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHD
    Illustrations note
    9 maps
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    22 April 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Michael Lynch was formerly Sir William Fraser Professor of Scottish History and Palaeography at the University of Edinburgh. He was also Chairman of the Ancient Monuments Board for Scotland and President of the Historical Association of Scotland.
    Review quote
    It is invaluable for the general reader and those studying our past Scots Magazine Its compass is of extraordinary width and richness Who Do You Think You Are? this will be of value to anyone researching Scottish ancestry. Your Family History
    Table of contents
    PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; LIST OF EDITORS AND CONTRIBUTORS; CLASSIFIED CONTENTS; LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS; NOTE TO THE READER; THE OXFORD COMPANION TO SCOTTISH HISTORY A-Z; GLOSSARY; CHRONOLOGY; MAPS; GENEALOGIES; GUIDE TO FURTHER READING; INDEX