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Description - Alba by E.J. Cowan

This book is the first such volume to scrutinise in detail the history of the Highlands and Islands incorporating the most up-to-date research. It examines the evolution of the idea of 'Celtic Scotland', tracing the historiography of the Gaidhealtachd through the Caledonians, the Picts and the first medieval writings in the area. It investigates such areas as Galloway as well as surveying politics, culture and the church in the context of the great medieval lordships such as those of the Isles, Argyll, Moray and Ross and demonstrates how the histories of such provinces were integrated into that of Scotland at large.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781906566579
ISBN-10: 1906566577
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Pages: 296
Imprint: John Donald Short Run Press
Publisher: John Donald Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Apr-2012
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - E.J. Cowan

Edward J. Cowan Edward J. Cowan is Emeritus Professor of Scottish History at Glasgow University R. Andrew McDonald is Assistant Professor of History at the University College of Cape Breton in Nova Scotia, Canada.

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