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The Wars of Scotland, 1214-1371 : New History of Scotland - Michael Brown

The Wars of Scotland, 1214-1371

New History of Scotland

Paperback

Published: 30th April 2004
For Ages: 22+ years old
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The Wars of Scotland is the story of the pivotal period in Scottish history between 1214 and 1371. The century and a half between the death of King William the Lion and the accession of the Stewarts witnessed major changes in the internal character of the kingdom and its place in the wider European world. The opening decades of this era seemed to be dominated by the continued development of a defined Scottish realm but the crisis which engulfed the kings and their people meant that issues of war and allegiance would make fourteenth-century Scotland a very different place. This book is the first detailed discussion of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries as a single period of both developing and fragmenting political hierarchies and communities. The Wars of Scotland provides a political narrative which places events in their immediate context as well as highlighting special issues and groups in thematic chapters. It also introduces a new discussion of the stability and unity of Scotland as a realm and community and of the impact of war and dynastic crisis on a Medieval state.

The fruit of recent scholarship is gathered into a fresh, readable, informative, and balanced account. The original Edinburgh History of Scotland was the standard Scottish historical narrative for nearly two generations; if this volume is typical, its replacement will fulfill that role for at least as long ! Highly recommended. Choice This is a superb book which should be widely read. History: The Journal of the Historical Association Michael Brown has done an admirable job ! this is a highly readable survey that provides an excellent introduction to the period. Scotia The fruit of recent scholarship is gathered into a fresh, readable, informative, and balanced account. The original Edinburgh History of Scotland was the standard Scottish historical narrative for nearly two generations; if this volume is typical, its replacement will fulfill that role for at least as long ! Highly recommended. This is a superb book which should be widely read. Michael Brown has done an admirable job ! this is a highly readable survey that provides an excellent introduction to the period.

Maps, genealogical tables and illustrations
Acknowledgements
General editor's preface
Introductionp. 1
The Scottish realm (1214-86)
King and kingdomp. 7
Alexander IIp. 21
Alexander IIIp. 44
The sea kingsp. 68
Lords and communities : political society in the thirteenth centuryp. 89
Church and realmp. 114
Scotland and the Anglo-French worldp. 135
War and the reshaping of Scotland (1286-1371)
The crisis of kingship (1286-96)p. 157
The Scottish wars (1297-1314)p. 179
Robert Ip. 210
The war of the three kings (1332-57)p. 232
Lord of the Islesp. 255
Europe and the Scottish warsp. 274
Allegiance and identityp. 291
The legacy of war : Scotland in the 1360sp. 316
Conclusion : a United Kingdom?p. 342
Table of eventsp. 346
Guide to further readingp. 352
Bibliographyp. 357
Indexp. 368
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ISBN: 9780748612383
ISBN-10: 0748612386
Series: New History of Scotland
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 30th April 2004
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.6