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by Andrew Lang

  • ISBN: 1407616242
  • Author: Andrew Lang
  • ePub ver: 1136 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 182
  • Publisher: HardPress Publishing (January 29, 2010)
  • Formats: mbr mobi lrf docx
  • Category: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literary
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Lang Andrew A Short History of Scotland. Chapter I. scotland and the romans

Lang Andrew A Short History of Scotland. scotland and the romans. If we could see in a magic mirror the country now called Scotland as it was when the Romans under Agricola (81 . Rome has left traces of her presence on Scottish soil – vestiges of the forts and vallum wall between the firths; a station rich in antiquities under the Eildons at Newstead; another, Ardoch, near Sheriffmuir; a third near Solway Moss (Birrenswark); and others less extensive, with some roads extending towards the Moray Firth; and a villa at Musselburgh, found in the reign.

I've currently been reading a lot of Scottish Highland romance books and that has prompted an interest in just what Scotland was like centuries ago. This book has answered a number of questions I had and it has been very interesting reading. I would recommend it to anyone who may have questions but is not in to reading a long, sometimes boring, history book. 3 people found this helpful.

Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). The information is great, but in places it seems as if he is just stating the information in what seems to be out of context, definitely needs to be more cohesive and flow from one subject to another. My history professor would have had a field-day with this particular written text; if it had been my work, I would have received a C

Andrew Lang (1844-1912) was a prolific Scots man of letters, a poet, novelist, literary critic and contributor to anthropology. He now is best known as the collector of folk and fairy tales.

Andrew Lang (1844-1912) was a prolific Scots man of letters, a poet, novelist, literary critic and contributor to anthropology.

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The recorded history of Scotland begins with the arrival of the Roman Empire in the 1st century, when the province of Britannia reached as far north as the Antonine Wall

The recorded history of Scotland begins with the arrival of the Roman Empire in the 1st century, when the province of Britannia reached as far north as the Antonine Wall. North of this was Caledonia, inhabited by the Picti, whose uprisings forced Rome's legions back to Hadrian's Wall. As Rome finally withdrew from Britain, Gaelic raiders called the Scoti began colonising Western Scotland and Wales.

A Short History of Scotland is a consise introduction to the history of Scotland from Roman times to the last .

A Short History of Scotland is a consise introduction to the history of Scotland from Roman times to the last Jacobite rebellion, written by the author of a much longer Scottish history. The rivers, in the plains, overflowed their present banks; dense forests of oak and pine, haunted by great red deer, elks, and boars, covered land that has long been arable.

Title: A Short History of Scotland. A Short History of Scotland. pagina 2 van 127. The natives were far beyond the savage stage of culture. start of the project gutenberg ebook a short history of scotland . They lived in an age of iron tools and weapons and of wheeled vehicles; and were in what is called the Late Celtic condition of art and culture, familiar to us from beautiful objects in bronze work, more commonly found in Ireland than in Scotland, and from the oldest Irish romances and poems.

A SHORT HISTORY OF SCOTLAND CHAPTER I. SCOTLAND AND THE ROMANS If we could see in a magic mirror the country now called Scotland as it was when the Romans under Agricola (81 .

Comments (7)

Wen
Andrew Lang wrote an interesting history, but this particular publication is a summary of his larger work. Still and all I believe history buffs would find it well worth reading if not for one colossal defect. The usefulness to the reader of this "booklet" (perhaps "pamphlet" is the more deserved term) is greatly diminished by the greed of the publisher in producing such a "stripped down" version, text only in small font without any spacing between paragraphs, sections or chapters. Apparently the objective is to print the text using the least possible number of pages (save on paper, make more profit). I have encountered this scam before. Back in 2015, I ordered two books about the life and times of George Armstrong Custer writen by his wife, Elizabeth. In addition to the defects I'm describing here, these two works used even smaller font and had no page numbers. The publisher apparently seeks out material in the public domain (thus no royalty expense) and then produces the cheapest possible physical product. The product display in Amazon makes this unprofessional publication look pretty good. It looks like a substantial book with a handsome cover, no doubt product display in Amazon makes this unprofessional publication look pretty good. It looks like a substantial book with a handsome cover, no doubt containing many interesting reproductions of relevant historical paintings, plus some modern day photos (such as perhaps the field at Culloden or castle ruins), and helpful maps. BEWARE - there are no such amenities. There also is no table of contents, no index, no bibliography and of the some 300 footnotes in the original work by Lang, a mere selection of 40 are presented willy-nilly in the back of this book. And, the publisher is not even identified. I am reminded of the art vendor who advertised a portrait bust of Abraham Lincoln engraved in copper alloy suitable for wall hanging. After remitting something like $39.95 (what a deal) the customer received back a "penny". Was it a portrait of Lincoln? Was it a reproduction of an original engraving? Was it done in a beautiful copper alloy? Could it be hung on a wall? YES on all counts! So how could a customer not be happy displaying that penny on the living room wall?
Ces
Mr. Lang should have had a really good proofreader/editor. The information is great, but in places it seems as if he is just stating the information in what seems to be out of context, definitely needs to be more cohesive and flow from one subject to another. My history professor would have had a field-day with this particular written text; if it had been my work, I would have received a C-.
Jerinovir
While the information in the book is interesting, be aware that it was written in 1911 and the language and structure of the book are very much of that time. I found it very difficult to read. As other reviews have said, an assumption is made that the reader already knows a good deal about Scottish history. I found myself reading with my iPad at my side so I could look up references made, but not explained, by the author.
Άνουβις
It has proven to be very interesting. I've currently been reading a lot of Scottish Highland romance books and that has prompted an interest in just what Scotland was like centuries ago. This book has answered a number of questions I had and it has been very interesting reading. I would recommend it to anyone who may have questions but is not in to reading a long, sometimes boring, history book.
Rocksmith
I wanted to learn a little about Scotland before our vacation. I am not a history fan and am still enjoying this book. I plan on having my kids read it before the trip, also.
Reddefender
It was far to academic for me.It offered so many options that the main story got lost in the details.
The Sphinx of Driz
Lang's "Short History" assumed a great knowledge of events in Scotland's history that this reader possessed. Without that knowledge, the book is mostly a list of names out of context. On the plus side, the "History" does explain how a people in a state of disunity in its political goals and bitterly divided in religion still awaits independence.
Lots of information and verifiable history in this one. For Americans, some explanations, too!

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