Collins Encyclopaedia of Scotland

Collins Encyclopaedia of Scotland

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Completely revised and updated, a new edition of the definitive reference book on all things Scottish. Since its first publication in 1994, The Collins Encyclopaedia of Scotland has established itself as the unrivalled reference book on the subject. Containing over a million words and five thousand entries, it covers every aspect of Scotland's past, her people, arts, industries, environment and continuing traditions. For this new, completely updated and revised edition, the editors have included over a thousand additions to existing entries and over a hundred completely new entries, from Billy Bremner to Dolly the Sheep, from John Smith to the new Scottish Parliament. Matching accessibility with scholarship, The Collins Encyclopaedia of Scotland has become the standard source for Scottish nationals, for Scots worldwide, and for anyone with an interest in Scotland.... Maclean saw the war as a matter of imperialist rivalry which was no concern of the international proletariat and could ... Neither the armistice nor his release did anything to dull Macleana#39;s zeal. ... Hugh MacDiarmid has hailed him as a#39;the greatest leader the working class of Scodand have yet hada#39;; a West Indian ... He was popular for his vigorous comedy style and at ... His finest poem is a#39;Hallaiga#39;, from Reothairt is Contraigh/Spring Tide and Neap Tide (1977), concerning a clearedanbsp;...

Title:Collins Encyclopaedia of Scotland
Author:John Keay, Julia Keay
Publisher:Trafalgar Square - 2000


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