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One bleak night in March 1603, a lone horseman galloped to Holyrood castle in Edinburgh, home of James VI of Scotland. There he knelt on bended knee and saluted him as King of England. The accession marked a union of the kingdoms and seemed to presage a Scottish renaissance. But while the lowlands were integrated with England, the outlying highlands became marginalized. Highlanders responded by consolidating their distinct identity, built around the unique feudal clan system, a Gaelic cultural heritage and a history of fierce resistance.
From the heroic blood feuds of clan chiefs to the dour asceticism of Presbyterian ministers, Michael Fry’s encyclopaedic social history of the Scottish highlands focuses squarely on the people. He traces the ironies of their fate as emigration, forced clearances and the breakdown of feudal relations undermined traditional customs. But this is no eulogy for a dying era. Michael Fry shows that the highlands simply had to modernise and traces the inventive ways in which Gaelic culture has adapted through to the present day.
Fry is a gentleman and a scholar, and a formidable writer ... a first -class narrative of the Gaidhealtachd. (Scotland On Sunday)
'Formidable...superb...spectacularly audacious.' (The Times)
Outstanding...closely argued, cleverly constructed and, best of all, deliciously written. (Literary Review)
'Sparkles with gripping details...a first-class narrative.' (Scotland on Sunday)
'Attacks and defends the personalities of the past with ferocious and infectious pleasure...Excellent.' (Glasgow Herald)
'Delicious' (Daily Mail)
'Alive and colourful.' (Times Literary Supplement)
'A celebration of an ever-adapting Gaelic society.' (Good Book Guide)
'An excellent new book' (Max Hastings, Daily Mail)
'This is a stimulating account from a journalist-historian covering four centuries, and it certainly shakes a few perceptions.' (Scottish Life)
Title: Wild Scots: Four Hundred Years of Highland ...
Publisher: John Murray Publishers Ltd
Publication Date: 2005
Book Condition: Good
Edition: 1St Edition - may be Reissue.
Book Description John Murray, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. Slight tan to the page edges. Minor Shelfwear. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Seller Inventory # mon0012679311
Book Description John Murray Publishers Ltd, 2005. Condition: Very Good. 1St Edition. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP112658986
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Book Description Hardback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR004528202
Book Description John Murray, 2005. Condition: Very Good. 1568988369. Seller Inventory # U9780719561030
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Book Description John Murray, London, 2005. Dark Blue Cloth Boards. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition, Second Impression. A reassessment of Highland history from 1603 to the present day. 378pp with index, illustrated with 16 pages of black and white photographs. Silver lettering to spine. Some bumping to hear of spine, otherwise very good copy with no marks or inscriptions. Unclipped DJ has minimal edge and surface wear, otherwise very good. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Seller Inventory # 010164
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Book Description John Murray, London, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. xx, 378pp. From the heroic blood feuds of clan chiefs to the dour asceticism of Presbyterian ministers, Fry's social history of the Scottish Highlands from 1603 to the present focuses squarely on the people. He traces the ironies of their fate as emigration, forced clearances and the breakdown of feudal relations undermined traditional customs. Captures a truly distinctive culture with an emblematic capacity to withstand volatile political change. Minimal rubbing at jacket edges, cream pages, no inscriptions, price unclipped, binding secure. Seller Inventory # 006532