• Scottish National Dress and Tartan See large image

    Scottish National Dress and Tartan (Shire Library) (Paperback) By (author) Stuart Reid

    $10.21 - Save $1.08 (9%) - RRP $11.29 Free delivery worldwide Available
    Dispatched in 1 business day
    When will my order arrive?
    Add to basket | Add to wishlist |

    DescriptionTartan is an enormously popular pattern in modern fashion. Beginning as Highland dress, it was originally peculiar to certain areas of Scotland, but is now generally accepted as its national costume: what was once ordinary working clothing of a distinctive local style has been formalised into a ceremonial dress, with tartans once woven according to the fancy of those who wore them becoming fixed with certain patterns prescribed for different families, areas or institutions. This process was not, as is popularly thought, a phenomenon begun by the romantic novels of Sir Walter Scott, but began long before as a reaction to the union with England in 1707. This book traces not only the early stages of that evolution, but the process by which the various tartans became icons of Scottish identity.

Other books

Other books in this category
Showing items 1 to 11 of 11


Reviews | Bibliographic data
  • Full bibliographic data for Scottish National Dress and Tartan

    Scottish National Dress and Tartan
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stuart Reid
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 56
    Width: 148 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 6 mm
    Weight: 120 g
    ISBN 13: 9780747812180
    ISBN 10: 0747812187

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25860
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKS
    BIC E4L: BEA
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.3
    BIC subject category V2: JFCK
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    BIC subject category V2: AKTH
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    DC22: 391.009
    Abridged Dewey: 746
    BISAC V2.8: DES013000, HEA003000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKS
    BISAC V2.8: HIS054000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC23: 391.009411
    BISAC region code:
    LC classification: DA880.H76 R35 2013
    LC subject heading: ,
    Illustrations note
    col. Illustrations
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    19 March 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Stuart Reid was born in Aberdeen and served with the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. He is the author of several critically praised studies of Scottish military history, including 'Like Hungry Wolves', the definitive study of the battle of Culloden, 'Wellington's Highland Warriors, and several Osprey titles on Highland soldiers.
    Table of contents
    Scotland's National Dress / The Earliest Forms of Highland Dress / The 'Invention' of the Kilt / The Victorian Revival / The Tartan: a National Icon / Highland Dress Today / Places to Visit / Index