A Gathering of Eagles

Scenes from Roman Scotland

Author: Gordon S. Maxwell

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 9780862417819

Category: Great Britain

Page: 64

View: 6271

This book provides an introduction to one of the formative periods of Scottish history.

A Companion to Roman Britain

Author: Malcolm Todd

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470998857

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 684

This major survey of the history and culture of Roman Britain spans the period from the first century BC to the fifth century AD. Major survey of the history and culture of Roman Britain Brings together specialists to provide an overview of recent debates about this period Exceptionally broad coverage, embracing political, economic, cultural and religious life Focuses on changes in Roman Britain from the first century BC to the fifth century AD Includes pioneering studies of the human population and animal resources of the island.

Farmers, Temples and Tombs

Scotland in the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age

Author: Gordon Barclay

Publisher: Birlinn Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bronze age

Page: 64

View: 4811

For too long the story of this exciting period has been told using the same stone-built suites, mainly in the North and on Orkney. It tells the story using evidence from all over Scotland, from simple settlements as well as the great monuments, tombs and mysterious standing stones that are still such a notable feature of today's landscape. Designed throughout with colourful and detailed illustrations, Farmers, Temples and Tombs outlines in a clear and understandable way the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age in Scotland. It contains in-depth features on important Neolithic sites and emphasizes that what are now archaeological sites were once places where normal people lived. Included in the book are specially commissioned illustrations which show how different sites might have looked, as well as a list of Neolithic sites that can be visited across Scotland. This book is part of a newly updated edition of the acclaimed Making of Scotland series produced by Historic Scotland and Birlinn which provides lively, accessible and up-to-date introductions to key themes and periods in Scottish history and prehistory.

Burgess, Merchant and Priest

Burgh Life in the Scottish Medieval Town

Author: Derek Hall

Publisher: Birlinn Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 56

View: 1421

Scotland's towns are almost unique in Western Europe. They do not derive from Roman models but grew from planned medieval burghs. The first of these were founded by David I in the 12th century and includes towns like Perth, Aberdeen, Elgin, Edinburgh, and Glasgow. This is the first popular synthesis to be attempted of what life was like in these new communities - not simply with regard to houses, clothes and lifestyles but also in relation to the religious houses which played such an important part in their life, the hospitals which treated the sick, and the industries and trade which provided their life blood. Extensive use of reconstruction illustration and photographs combine to create a vivid picture of the bustling nature and wealth of the original new towns.

Farmers, Temples and Tombs

Scotland in the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age

Author: Gordon Barclay

Publisher: Birlinn Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bronze age

Page: 64

View: 977

For too long the story of this exciting period has been told using the same stone-built suites, mainly in the North and on Orkney. It tells the story using evidence from all over Scotland, from simple settlements as well as the great monuments, tombs and mysterious standing stones that are still such a notable feature of today's landscape. Designed throughout with colourful and detailed illustrations, Farmers, Temples and Tombs outlines in a clear and understandable way the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age in Scotland. It contains in-depth features on important Neolithic sites and emphasizes that what are now archaeological sites were once places where normal people lived. Included in the book are specially commissioned illustrations which show how different sites might have looked, as well as a list of Neolithic sites that can be visited across Scotland. This book is part of a newly updated edition of the acclaimed Making of Scotland series produced by Historic Scotland and Birlinn which provides lively, accessible and up-to-date introductions to key themes and periods in Scottish history and prehistory.

The Fife Book

Author: Donald Omand

Publisher: Birlinn Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 2762

The complete story of 'The Kingdom of Fife', the area at the very heart of Scotland. St Andrews housed the bones of the country's patron saint and it was there that Cardinal Beaton was murdered and John Knox flung into the galleys for France. Dunfermline was the birthplace of Charles I; Falkland Palace bears the bullet holes of an attempt to kidnap James VI; and it was the woods of the kingdom that were stripped to build the Great Michael, the largest ship in Europe.

Wild Harvesters

The First People in Scotland

Author: Bill Finlayson

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Excavations (Archaeology)

Page: 64

View: 9704

The first people who lived in Scotland.

Alba

The Gaelic Kingdom of Scotland, AD 800-1124

Author: Stephen T. Driscoll,Historic Scotland

Publisher: Birlinn Limited

ISBN: 9781841581453

Category: History

Page: 72

View: 6028

By 1124 a powerful feudal kingdom, based in Edinburgh and descended from the Kings of Dalriada, had been established. Gaels and Vikings fought for supremacy in the Western Isles and the kingdoms of the Picts and the Britons had disappeared. The lines between the the kingdom of the Scots and the recently established Norman dynasty to the south and the relationship between them had still to be established but the lines of Scotland's future development were now clear. This then was a period of revolution which established a new nation. It is arguably the most important of all in Scottish history. And yet it is one of the least known. It is this period of change that Stephen Driscoll describes with a wealth of new evidence and reconstruction illustration. From the royal palaces and burial sites of the kings of Strathclyde to the great inaugurations of Scone, this is an age of now vanished pageantry and power when the imperial ambitions of the new kings of Scots were shown in the names they chose, when those kings travelled on pilgrimage to Rome, and when names of almost mythological stature - Macbeth, Kenneth MacAlpin, St Margaret—lived and breathed in a new nation of Scots .

Surviving in Symbols

A Visit to the Pictish Nation

Author: Martin Carver

Publisher: Birlinn Publishers

ISBN: 9781841583815

Category: Picts

Page: 64

View: 7083

Misunderstood and misinterpreted, the Picts have fascinated scholars for centuries. But, with new archaeological research, the 'material culture' of the Picts - their settlement, ways of life and burial practice - is slowly coming into focus and is fully represented in this fascinating book.

The Ruin of the Roman Empire

A New History

Author: James J. O'Donnell

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061982466

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 2909

The dream Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar shared of uniting Europe, the Medi-terranean, and the Middle East in a single community shuddered and then collapsed in the wars and disasters of the sixth century. Historian and classicist James J. O'Donnell—who last brought readers his masterful, disturbing, and revelatory biography of Saint Augustine—revisits this old story in a fresh way, bringing home its sometimes painful relevance to today's issues. With unexpected detail and in his hauntingly vivid style, O'Donnell begins at a time of apparent Roman revival and brings readers to the moment of imminent collapse that just preceded the rise of Islam. Illegal migrations of peoples, religious wars, global pandemics, and the temptations of empire: Rome's end foreshadows today's crises and offers hints how to navigate them—if present leaders will heed this story.

Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 9473

Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Angels, Fools and Tyrants

Britons and Anglo-Saxons in Southern Scotland AD 450-750

Author: Christopher Lowe,Historic Scotland

Publisher: Birlinn Limited

ISBN: 9780862418755

Category: History

Page: 64

View: 3681

In the South of the country, the local Britons living in the kingdoms of Strathclyde, Rheged and Gododdin faced a new threat - from the Angles of Northumbria. This is the fascinating story of two of the least known peoples of early Scotland and their struggle for power: the subject of ancient myths and legends, and epic poetry. Recent research has given new insights that challenge many of the previously accepted ideas of relations between Angles and Britons in this period. This book is part of a series produced by Historic Scotland and Canongate which provides lively, accessible and up-to-date introductions to key themes and periods in Scottish history and prehistory.

Puir Labourers and Busy Husbandmen

The Countryside of Lowland Scotland in the Middle Ages

Author: Piers Dixon,Historic Scotland

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 9781841581460

Category: Country life

Page: 63

View: 6081

The medieval countryside at the beginning of the 12th century was on the threshold of revolution. Feudalism, a new urban life and the spread of Benedictine monasticism were all to transform the way of life of those who lived there. In the process Scotland joined the European mainstream. Great hunting reserves were created, money began to circulate and new styles of village appeared. Dislocated by plague in the 14th century, it was a new life that was to continue to grow and develop to the end of the 16th century. This is the story of that way of life from the-day-to-day activities of farming and husbandry, peat extraction and woodland management, to simple economic activities such as milling, malting and corn-drying, baking and brewing, salt making and lead mining, among many others. It is also the story of great monasteries and hunting drives, of pageantry and color.

Boston Weekly Magazine

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 9444

Containing original and selected tales, moral and humorous essays, sketches of nature and of society, elegant extracts, poetry, criticism, and selections from works of history and adventure: embellished with music.

The Sorcerer: Metamorphosis

Author: Jack Whyte

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1466822236

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 7702

Throughout the widely praised Camulod Chronicles, Merlyn Britannicus has been driven by one sacred dream--to see Britain united under one just, powerful king. In The Sorcerer: Metamorphosis, it is time for the Sorcerer to fulfill his promise--to present the battle-proven Arthur as the Riothamus, the High King of Britain. When Arthur miraculously withdraws the Sword of Kingship from the stone in which it is set, he proves himself the true and deserving king--sworn to defend the Christian faith against invaders, and to preserve Britain as a powerful, united force. The Sorcerer has fulfilled his promise. The King is crowned, Britain is united--and the face of history and legend is forever changed. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.