Iona by E.Mairi MacArthur
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The Living Memory of a Crofting Community 2nd Revised edition

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Iona by E.Mairi MacArthur

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The Hebridean island of Iona has been the focus of intense outside interest for over 1400 years, from the time of St Columba's monastery in the sixth century through to the transfer of its renowned monuments into the care of Historic Scotland in the year 2000. Yet the people who lived and worked alongside its sacred sites have been largely overshadowed until now. This book aims to redress the balance, taking an in-depth look at Iona's economic and social history during the 18th and 19th centuries - a period that saw profound change across the Highlands and Islands. It charts the agricultural reorganization that led to a crofting system, follows the islanders through the harsh decade of the potato famine and records their worship and education, their crafts and customs, and the ties of kinship that underpinned their community. A broad range of sources are woven together - documentary, material, topographical and photographic, along with oral testimony handed down the generations - to create a vivid picture of Iona's past.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781902930275
ISBN-10: 1902930274
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 18mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Polygon at Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 10-Jun-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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