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    Remembering The Past In Nineteenth-Century Scotland: Commemoration, Nationality And Memory
    James Coleman - Hardback - Edinburgh University Press
    At a time when the union between Scotland and England is once again under the spotlight, James Coleman shows how Scotland's national heroes were once remembered as champions of both Scottish and British patriotism.
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    The Vogue For Russia: Modernism And The Unseen In Britain, 1900-1930
    Caroline Maclean - Hardback - Edinburgh University Press
    How did the British fascination with Russian arts, politics, and society at the start of the 20th century lead to a renewed interest in mysticism? How did ideas of Russianness and 'the Russian soul', prompted by the arrival in Britain of the Ballets Russes and the rise of revolutionary ideals, attach themselves to the existing British fashion for theosophy, vitalism, and occultism? In answering these questions, this study explores the overlap between Slavophilia and mysticism in Britain during a time of phenomenal social, political, and cultural change.
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    William Wallace
    Graeme Morton - Paperback - Edinburgh University Press
    Based on original research, Graeme Morton examines both the contemporary sources available on William Wallace's life and the way the Wallace myth has been constructed, communicated and appropriated from his death in 1305 right up to the present day.
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    Scottish History For Dummies
    William Knox - Paperback - John Wiley & Sons
    From its turbulent past to right up to the present day, 'Scottish History for Dummies' explores the story of Scotland and its place within the historical narratives of Britain, Europe and the rest of the world.
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    Fatal Rivalry, Flodden 1513: Henry VIII, James IV And The Battle For Renaissance Britain
    George Goodwin - Paperback - Phoenix
    In 'Fatal Rivalry' George Goodwin captures the vibrant Renaissance splendour of the royal courts of England and Scotland, with their wealth, innovation and artistic expression. He shows how two powers on one island forced themselves to war.
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    Scotland: A Short History
    Christopher Harvie - Paperback - Oxford University Press
    Harvie, one of Scotland's leading historians and political writers, takes a long view of Scotland, its land, people and culture. The text sweeps from the earliest settlements to the new Parliament of 1999 and beyond.
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    Bludie Harlaw: Realities, Myths, Ballads
    Ian A. Olson - Hardback - John Donald
    This title brings together records in Scots, Latin, Gaelic and English to describe the lead-up to and conduct of the Battle of Harlaw.
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    A Grass Bank Beyond: Memories Of Mull
    Fionna Carothers - Paperback - Birlinn
    In 'Four Ducks on a Pond', Nicholas the Cat, assisted by novelist Annabel Carothers, observed his family of humans and animals during one year on the Ross of Mull in the early 1950s. 'A Grass Bank Beyond' covers an extended period before mains services and frequent ferries brought about change to the Ross. Fionna remembers the freedom she enjoyed roaming the island on foot, bicycle, pony, or boat. On family outings she absorbed stories and legends about the island, attended agricultural shows and local concerts, and saw the Queen arrive for an official visit to Mull at the height of a great storm.
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    John Maclean: A Scottish Revolutionary Life
    Dave Sherry - Paperback - Bookmarks Publications
    In a year in which we commemorate the First World War and also debate the question of Scottish independence, John Maclean is a figure from working class history who can speak to us today. This concise biography highlights his power as an orator and organiser, and the tensions between revolutionary internationalism and Scottish nationalism in his activities.
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    Central Glasgow Through Time
    Etta Dunn - Paperback - Amberley
    This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which central Glasgow has changed and developed over the last century.

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