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History Of The Scottish Nation By J. A. Wylie
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History of the Scottish Nation by J.A. Wylie, all three volumes, unabridged. History of civilization from the antediluvian world to the end of the first century A.D. It especially deals with the... More > church in Scotland, Ireland and the British Isles through this period.< Less
Scottish Witchcraft By Fazila Derya Agis
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This study investigates the reasons for which Scottish people were referring to witchcraft in Early Modern Scotland between 1560 and 1740. These reasons include: 1) consulting and property and... More > political motives: implications by another witch, 2) demonic aims alongside neighborhood dispute, 3) demonic possession, 4) fairies, 5) folk healing, 6) maleficium, 7) midwifery, 8) unorthodox religious practices, 9) treason – animals, 10) white magic, 11) property motives, 12) blasphemy, 13) political motives, and 14) economic dependant refusal.< Less
The Scottish Reformation By David Hay Fleming
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This is a new edition of The Scottish Reformation by David Hay Fleming. It provides a comprehensive and readable survey of the events leading to the 1560 Reformation – a turning point in the... More > history of Scotland and the culmination of years of religious struggle for Scriptural principles. This edition is enhanced by maps, photographs and explanatory footnotes. It also contains a new biography of David Hay Fleming (1849-1931), who was the pre-eminent historian of the Scottish Reformation in his day.< Less
The Scottish Chiefs By Miss Jane Porter
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This beautiful historical romance was written by Miss Jane Porter (1776-1850) and first published in 1810 to immense acclaim. It covers the exploits of Sir William Wallace, the renowned Scottish... More > warrior and patriot, during the epochal years 1296 to 1305. Miss Porter augments the historical record with the patina of romance as she details the intimate lives of her protagonists. It is a warm, passionate portrayal, highly praised by contemporaries such as Sir Walter Scott. In the year of Scotland Homecoming 2009, this wonderful romance represents all that is fine and fair in Scottish History and Literature.< Less
The Scottish Chiefs By Miss Jane Porter
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This beautiful historical romance was written by Miss Jane Porter (1776-1850) and first published in 1810 to immense acclaim. It covers the exploits of Sir William Wallace, the renowned Scottish... More > warrior and patriot, during the epochal years 1296 to 1305. Miss Porter augments the historical record with the patina of romance as she details the intimate lives of her protagonists. It is a warm, passionate portrayal, highly praised by contemporaries such as Sir Walter Scott. In the year of Scotland Homecoming 2009, this wonderful romance represents all that is fine and fair in Scottish History and Literature.< Less
Scottish Fold By Jean Dempster
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This story is not about great or illustrious persons, but about the ambitions, hopes and desires of ordinary people. It is the tale of four Scottish families whose lives are firmly linked by their... More > origin of birth, and their deep affection for each other; links which are never to be broken, except by death, despite distance or the passing of time. This story moves from the nineteenth to the twentieth century, but history so often repeats itself and however much circunstances may change, and the rules of social behaviour may alter, human nature stays much the same. As the saying goes, 'one never knows which way the cat is going to jump', and the diversity and unpredictability of people will be found in any period of time on this planet. < Less
Scottish Fold By Jean Dempster
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This story is not about great or illustrious persons, but about the ambitions, hopes and desires of ordinary people. It is the tale of four Scottish families whose lives are firmly linked by their... More > origin of birth, and their deep affection for each other; links which are never to be broken, except by death, despite distance or the passing of time. This story moves from the nineteenth to the twentieth century, but history so often repeats itself and however much circunstances may change, and the rules of social behaviour may alter, human nature stays much the same. As the saying goes, 'one never knows which way the cat is going to jump', and the diversity and unpredictability of people will be found in any period of time on this planet.< Less
The Early History of the Scottish Union Question By G. W. T. Omond
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The Early History of the Scottish Union Question by G. W. T. Omond. Author of “Fletcher of Saltoun” in the “Famous Scots” Series. Bi-Centenary Edition. Edinburgh &... More > London Oliphant Anderson & Ferrier. Published in 1906< Less
THE LION AND THE SALTIRE A Brief History of the Scottish National Party By Girvan McKay
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For most of the time that the Scottish National Party (SNP) has existed, public attitudes towards it have ranged from indifference to hostility or bafflement. Until fairly recently it was hardly... More > taken seriously as a political grouping and was largely ignored. All this changed in May, 2015, when in the General Election for the Westminster Parliament, the SNP won 56 of 59 seats in a historic landslide. It is generally acknowledged that much of the credit for this victory goes to Scotland’s chief minister, Nicola Sturgeon, who far outmatched any of the other political leaders in pre-election debates. Paradoxically, it appears to have been the campaign and the aftermath of the previous referendum on Scottish Independence in which the “no’s” won, that led to a phenomenal rise in SNP membership. With the defeat of the Labour and Liberal Democrat parties, the SNP now replaces the latter as the third force in Westminster politics. Scottish Independence now seems nearer than ever.< Less
Volume 4882, Modern Scottish History --- Mods (band) By Print Wikipedia
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Volume 4882, Modern Scottish History---Mods (band) Print Wikipedia is a both a utilitarian visualization of the largest accumulation of human knowledge and a poetic gesture towards the inhuman scale... More > of big data. Michael Mandberg wrote software that parses the entirety of the English-language Wikipedia database and programmatically lays out nearly 7500 volumes, complete with covers, and then uploads them to Lulu.com for print-on-demand. Print Wikipedia draws attention to the sheer size of the encyclopedia's content and the impossibility of rendering Wikipedia as a material object in fixed form: Once a volume is printed it is already out of date. It is also a work of found poetry built on what is likely the largest appropriation ever made. As we become increasingly more dependent on information and source material on the Internet today, Mandiberg explores the accessibility of its vastness.< Less