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Morvern Transformed : A Highland Parish in the Nineteenth Century - Philip Gaskell

Morvern Transformed

A Highland Parish in the Nineteenth Century

Paperback Published: 21st July 1980
ISBN: 9780521297974
Number Of Pages: 320

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Dr Gaskell"s pioneering study of social and economic change in a west Highland parish during the last century has come to be regarded as a classic of local history, a book which raises issues that are still of general and indeed of national importance. But Morvern Transformed is more than a study of history: it is (to quote Professor R. H. Campbell"s new Introduction) "a fascinating portrayal of a way of life which, only a century old, is already as different from the present as it was in its own day from the way of life another century before."

Taken from the hardback review: 'A brilliant study of social and economic change in an Argyll parish during the nineteenth century.' Geographical Journal Taken from the hardback review: 'A model of cool appraisal, in which sympathy does not become uncontrolled emotion ... well grounded in factual record, but transformed by imagination into absorbing narrative.' History Taken from the hardback review: 'An island of sanity and common sense in a sea of emotion ...Dr Gaskell's book is no myopic parochial study. It raises social and economic issues of national importance. The book is a remarkable achievement.' Victorian Studies Taken from the hardback review: 'The most accomplished social and economic history of this corner of the West Highlands ... It is the detail of Dr Gaskell's account that is so fascinating.' The Economist

Preface (1980)
Introduction (1980)
Last of plates
Morvern in 1800: Between the devil and the deep blue sea
The impact of efficiency 1800-1850: people removed, land improved
Holiday home 1850-1870: The estate as a constructive hobby
Rich man's castle 1870-1900: The state as a machine for sport
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ISBN: 9780521297974
ISBN-10: 0521297974
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 21st July 1980
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.83
Weight (kg): 0.47

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