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Heritage of Scotland: A History of Scotland & Its People Hardcover – January 1, 2000


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Facts on File (January 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0816041369
  • ISBN-13: 978-0816041367
  • Product Dimensions: 12.1 x 9.2 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,489,078 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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YA-Lavishly illustrated, this oversized book integrates history, topography, climate, and culture to demonstrate the unique Scottish identity. The land itself with its variety of landscapes is the first topic discussed. Many YAs will have at least a passing acquaintance with some aspects of this country's history, specifically that of Macbeth, William Wallace, and Robert Bruce, due to literature study and current movies. However, to do in-depth research on these historical figures, students will have to turn to other sources. Chapters on traditional Scotland, literature, and arts and entertainment also contain references to items familiar to many such as clan, tartan, and kilt, and to favorite sons such as Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, and Robert Louis Stevenson. This brief, insightful overview captures the very essence of this country's rich cultural heritage.
Carol Clark, formerly at Fairfax County Public Schools, VA
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Scotland has a fascinating history; Robert Burns, Bonnie Prince Charlie, kilts, bagpipes, glens, lochs, Nessie, and haggis are just some of the elements that make up its past and present culture. Harris, author of a similar book on Ireland (Heritage of Ireland) and the creator of the "Day That Made History" children's historical series, compresses the essence of Scotland into a brief but insightful overview of the land and its people. Outlining the history of the country, from the mysterious Picts to its recent struggle for a parliament of its own, Harris admirably manages to cover all the important highlights of Scotland's past, such as the effects of the Reformation and the Enlightenment and the importance of myth and legend. Slightly oversized but appropriately peppered with lovely color photographs and illustrations, this book would be a beautiful, up-to-date addition to any library's collection on Scotland and its history. Recommended for public libraries.
-Sandy Knowles, Henderson Cty. P.L., NC
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Anyone who wants to learn more about Scotland and its history, is very accessible book, will find the text here almost as good as the photos. The combination is a great introduction to Scotland for Americans of that ancestry.
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By D. on September 3, 2014
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Fascinating! Lots of information I never learned even on a trip there. My book about the Birney family has a connection since they originally were from Scotland and came to Ireland with Cromwell.
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