The Ballad in Scottish History
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Ballad in Scottish History by Edward J. Cowan
Book DescriptionThis collection aims to investigate the value of the Scottish ballads for historians of the period from the middle ages to the early 20th century. The role played by collectors such as Ramsay, Burns, Scott and Hogg is surveyed as are such themes as contemporaneity, fairy belief, the Border Ballads, 19th-century protest ballads and the songs of the 20th-century travelling fraternity.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781862320086
(234mm x 153mm x 6mm)
Imprint: Tuckwell Press Ltd
Publisher: Birlinn General
Publish Date: 19-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Edward J. Cowan
For Freedom Alone, Paperback (May 2014)
The Declaration of Arbroath, 6 April, 1320, is one of the most noted documents to have been produced in medieval Europe. This book examines the origins of the Declaration of Arbroath and the ideas upon which it drew, while tracing the rise of its status in Scotland and exploring its possible impact upon Revolutionary America.
Tam O Shanter, Hardback (November 2011)
Tam o' Shanter is widely regarded as Robert Burns' masterpiece. This magnificent edition of the poem features the work of Alexander Goudie, one of Scotland's greatest 20th century artists, who was inspired by the poem to produce some of his most powerful and imaginative paintings, which capture all the menace and comedy of Burn's poem.
History of Everyday Life in Medieval Scotland, Hardback (June 2011)
This book examines the ordinary, routine, daily behaviour, experiences and beliefs of people in Scotland from the earliest times to 1600.
Wallace Book, Paperback (February 2010)» View all books by Edward J. Cowan
Through his personality, ingenuity and ability, Wallace initiated a resistance movement which ultimately secured the nation's freedom and independence. This title investigates what is known of the medieval warrior's career. It examines his reputation, from the time of his horrendous execution onwards.
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