Author: Josephine Buchanan

Publisher: Langenscheidt Publishing Group


Category: Travel

Page: 359

View: 586

Insight Guides, the world's largest visual travel guide series, in association with Discovery Channel, the world's premier source of nonfiction entertainment, provides more insight than ever. From the most popular resort cities to the most exotic villages, Insight Guides capture the unique character of each culture with an insider's perspective.Inside every Insight Guide you'll find:.Evocative, full-colour photography on every page.Cross-referenced, full-colour maps throughout.A brief introduction including a historical timeline.Lively essays by local writers on the culture, history, and people.Expert evaluations on the sights really worth seeing .Special features spotlighting particular topics of interest.A comprehensive Travel Tips section with listings of the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions, as well as practical information on getting around and advice for travel with children


Documents and Records Illustrating the History of Scotland, and the Transactions Between the Crowns of Scotland and England, Preserved in the Treasury of Her Majesty's Exchequer

Author: Great Britain. Exchequer



Category: Great Britain

Page: 434

View: 710


A History

Author: Jenny Wormald

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: History

Page: 512

View: 240

The work of leading authorities on Scottish history is brought together in this accurate and sophisticated portrait of Scotland from Roman times to the present day.

Duncan's Itinerary of Scotland

With the Principal Roads to London, Copious Observations on Each Road, and an Appendix Containing Some Account of the Canals, Lakes, Mountains, Harbours, and Romantic Scenery, Deserving of the Traveller's Notice ; Embellished with a Correct Travelling Map of Scotland...

Author: James Duncan




Page: 206

View: 792

Scotland's lost houses

Author: Ian Gow

Publisher: Aurum Press


Category: Architecture

Page: 192

View: 687

In terms of architectural heritage, perhaps nothing is more poignant than the ruination of a once-grand house. Since 1945, it has been estimated, over 200 of Scotland’s major houses have been lost. The reasons for the losses vary, whether fire, dry rot, or demolition when costs become prohibitive. Fortunately, photographs remain as a remarkable, often eerie record of these great houses. Sometimes, as with the magnificent photos of Hamilton Palace, they provide a fitting testimony to an architectural masterpiece. In other cases, as with Murthly, the unique pictorial record is a painstaking—and heartbreaking—sequence of photos taken of the dynamiting of this beautiful property. Ian Gow, Curator of the National Trust for Scotland and one of the country’s most eminent architectural historians, has selected 20 of its most important lost houses, placing them in the context of an entire era of destruction.

Scotland in Europe

Author: Tom Hubbard

Publisher: Rodopi


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

View: 445

If there is ocht in Scotland that's worth ha'en / There is nae distance to which it's unattached – Hugh MacDiarmidA realignment of Scottish literary studies is long overdue. The present volume counters the relative neglect of comparative literature in Scotland by exploring the fortunes of Scottish writing in mainland Europe, and, conversely, the engagement of Scottish literary intellectuals with European texts. Most of the contributions draw on the onlineBibliography of Scottish Literature in Translation. Together they demonstrate the richness of the creative dialogue, not only between writers, but also between musicians and visual artists when they turn their attention to literature.The contributors to this volume cover most of Europe, including the German-speaking countries, Scandinavia, France, Catalonia, Portugal, Italy, the Balkans, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Russia. All Scotland's major literary languages – Gaelic, Scots, English and Latin – are featured in a continent-wide labyrinth that will repay further exploration.