Country Life in Scotland
Our Rural Past
By (author) Alexander Fenton
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Country Life in Scotland by Alexander Fenton
Book Description"Country Life in Scotland" is the updated version of "Scottish Country Life" - the classic account of rural life in Scotland. Professor Alexander Fenton provides a vivid picture of the way in which the countryside has changed over the past 300 years and the people who changed with it; their ways of working, their tools and equipment, their homes and way of life, and their food. It is a treasurehouse of factual material on rural life as it was lived in the Lowlands and in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland's past.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841586991
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Imprint: Birlinn Ltd
Publisher: Birlinn General
Publish Date: 27-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Alexander Fenton
Scottish Life and Society, Hardback (July 2013)
The publication of 'An Introduction to Scottish Ethnology' sees the completion of the fourteen-volume Scottish Life and Society series, originally conceived by the eminent ethnologist Professor Alexander Fenton.
Farming and the Land, Hardback (July 2011)
A comprehensive and superbly detailed ethnological study of farming in Scotland.
Boats, Fishing and the Sea, Hardback (October 2008)
Traces the relationship between Scotland, the Scots and the sea from the early historic period. This title explores the coastal environment, traditional and modern boat - and shipbuilding and maritime trade, as are the various types of fishing that have been practised in Scotland over the centuries.
Buchan Words and Ways, Paperback (November 2004)» View all books by Alexander Fenton
Sandy Fenton was reared in North-east Scotland, first in the parish of Dumblade, where he started school, and then in Auchterless. It was an entirely rural upbringing. His major fascination was with the way folk worked and the way they spoke, which he records here.
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Author Biography - Alexander Fenton
Professor Emeritus Alexander Fenton, CBE, son of an Aberdeenshire shoemaker and crofter, is the author of many books and articles on Scottish country life. He has served as Senior Assistant Editor of the Scottish National Dictionary, and has been Director of the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland, of the School of Scottish Studies of the University of Edinburgh, and of the European Ethnological Research Centre, for which he is now a consultant.
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