Culloden

The History and Archaeology of the Last Clan Battle

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Author: Tony Pollard

Publisher: Pen & Sword

ISBN: 9781848846876

Category: History

Page: 278

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In battle at Culloden Moor on 16 April 1746 the Jacobite cause was dealt a mortal blow. The power of the Highland clans was broken. And the image of sword-wielding Highlanders charging into a hail of lead delivered by the red-coated battalions of the Hanoverian army has passed into legend. The battle was decisive - it was a turning point in British history. And yet our perception of this critical episode tends to be confused by mistaken, sometimes partisan views of the events on the battlefield. So, what really happened at Culloden? In this fascinating and original book, a team of leading historians and archaeologists reconsiders every aspect of the battle. They examine the latest historical and archaeological evidence, question every assumption, and rewrite the story of the campaign in vivid detail. This is the first time that such a distinguished team of experts has focused on a single British battle. The result is a seminal study of the subject, and it is a landmark publication of battlefield archaeology.

Dark Tourism and Place Identity

Managing and interpreting dark places

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Author: Leanne White,Elspeth Frew

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136483128

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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Dark Tourism, including visitation to places such as murder sites, battlefields and cemeteries is a growing phenomenon, as well as an emergent area of scholarly interest. Despite this interest, the intersecting domains of dark tourism and place identity have been largely overlooked in the academic literature and this book aims to fill this void. The three main themes of Visitor Motivation, Destination Management and Place Interpretation are addressed in this book from both a demand and supply perspective by examining a variety of case studies from around the world. This edited volume takes the dark tourism discussion to another level by reinforcing the critical intersecting domains of dark tourism and place identity and, in particular, highlighting the importance of understanding this connection for visitors and destination managers. Written by leading academics in the area, this stimulating volume of 19 chapters will be valuable reading for postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students in a range of discipline areas; researchers and academics interested in dark tourism; and, other interested stakeholders including those in the tourism industry, government bodies and community groups.

The Maritime Archaeology of a Modern Conflict

Comparing the Archaeology of German Submarine Wrecks to the Historical Text

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Author: Innes McCartney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317601653

Category: Social Science

Page: 346

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Over the last 30 years, hydrographical marine surveys in the English Channel helped uncover the potential wreck sites of German submarines, or U-boats, sunk during the conflicts of World War I and World War II. Through a series of systemic dives, nautical archaeologist and historian Innes McCartney surveyed and recorded these wrecks, discovering that the distribution and number of wrecks conflicted with the published histories of U-boat losses. Of all the U-boat war losses in the Channel, McCartney found that some 41% were heretofore unaccounted for in the historical literature of World War I and World War II. This book reconciles these inaccuracies with the archaeological record by presenting case studies of a number of dives conducted in the English Channel. Using empirical evidence, this book investigates possible reasons historical inconsistencies persist and what Allied operational and intelligence-based processes caused them to occur in the first place. This book will be of interest to scholars and researchers in the fields of nautical archaeology and naval history, as well as wreck explorers.

Scotland and the British Army, 1700-1750

Defending the Union

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Author: Victoria Henshaw

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472505220

Category: History

Page: 288

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The wholesale assimilation of Scots into the British Army is largely associated with the recruitment of Highlanders during and after the Seven Years War. This important new study demonstrates that the assimilation of Lowland and Highland Scots into the British Army was a salient feature of its history in the first half of the 18th century and was already well advanced by the outbreak of the Seven Years War. Scotland and the British Army, 1700-1750 analyses the wider policing functions of the British Army, the role of Scotland's militia and the development of Scotland's military roads and institutions to provide a fuller understanding of the purpose and complexity of Scotland's military organisation and presence in Scotland in the turbulent decades between the Glorious Revolution and the defeat of Bonnie Prince Charlie, which has been too often simplified as an army of occupation for the suppression of Jacobitism. Instead, Victoria Henshaw reveals the complexities and difficulties experienced by Scottish soldiers of all ranks in the British Army as nationality, loyalty and prejudice clouded Scottish desires to use military service to defend the Glorious Revolution and the Union of 1707.

Reunion

A Search for Ancestors

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Author: Ryan Littrell

Publisher: Ryan Littrell

ISBN: 098834100X

Category: Reference

Page: 274

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An anonymous letter, found at the bottom of a box of black-and-white pictures, reveals the first clues about the author's grandmother's family story, and soon those clues lead him to a country graveyard and a long-lost cousin. As one hint leads to the next, from the 19th century back into the 18th, he discovers his family's place in a people's tragic struggle.

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Scottish History

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Author: T. M. Devine,Jenny Wormald

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191624330

Category: History

Page: 720

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Over the last three decades major advances in research and scholarship have transformed understanding of the Scottish past. In this landmark study some of the most eminent writers on the subject, together with emerging new talents, have combined to produce a large-scale volume which reconsiders in fresh and illuminating ways the classic themes of the nation's history since the sixteenth century as well as a number of new topics which are only now receiving detailed attention. Such major themes as the Reformation, the Union of 1707, the Scottish Enlightenment, clearances, industrialisation, empire, emigration, and the Great War are approached from novel and fascinating perspectives, but so too are such issues as the Scottish environment, myth, family, criminality, the literary tradition, and Scotland's contemporary history. All chapters contain expert syntheses of current knowledge, but their authors also stand back and reflect critically on the questions which still remain unanswered, the issues which generate dispute and controversy, and sketch out where appropriate the agenda for future research. The Handbook also places the Scottish experience firmly into an international historical perspective with a considerable focus on the age-old emigration of the Scottish people, the impact of successive waves of immigrants to Scotland, and the nation's key role within the British Empire. The overall result is a vibrant and stimulating review of modern Scottish history: essential reading for students and scholars alike.

Feuer und Stein

Roman

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Author: Diana Gabaldon

Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag

ISBN: 3641059968

Category: Fiction

Page: 800

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Outlander 1: Der erste Band der legendären Highland-Saga! 1945 verbringt Claire Randall die zweiten Flitterwochen mit ihrem Mann in Schottland. Als sie bei einem Spaziergang einen magischen Steinkreis berührt, verliert sie das Bewusstsein - und erwacht im Jahr 1743, im Schlachtgetümmel schottischer Rebellen. Sie kämpfen gegen die englische Besatzung: Highlander, geprägt von Rebellion und Verrat, von Aufklärung, Aberglaube und Hexenwahn. Und mitten unter ihnen Claire – eine Frau des 20. Jahrhunderts, die die Menschen durch ihr seltsames Auftreten in Aufruhr versetzt. Da begegnet sie James Fraser, dem mutigen Clanführer, der ihr mehr als einmal in lebensbedrohlichen Situationen zu Hilfe eilt.

Outlander – Die geliehene Zeit

Roman

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Author: Diana Gabaldon

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426435381

Category: Fiction

Page: 1232

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Der zweite Band der erfolgreichen Highland-Saga endlich in ungekürzter Neuübersetzung! Schottland, 1968: 20 Jahre nachdem Claire Randall aus der Vergangenheit zurückgekehrt ist, bringt sie ihre Tochter Brianna in die Highlands, denn Brianna soll endlich das Land ihres Vaters kennenlernen. Claire will außerdem die Antwort auf eine Frage finden, die sie seit über 20 Jahren quält: Konnte ihre große Liebe Jamie Fraser die schreckliche Schlacht von Culloden überleben?

The reliquary

depository for precious relics, legendary, biographical, and historical

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Reliquary and Illustrated Archaeologist,

A Quarterly Journal and Review Devoted to the Study of Early Pagan and Christian Antiquities of Great Britain

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Author: Llewellyn Frederick William Jewitt,John Charles Cox,John Romilly Allen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Archaeology

Page: N.A

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Cook

die Entdeckung eines Entdeckers

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Author: Tony Horwitz

Publisher: mareverlag

ISBN: 9783936384895

Category:

Page: 703

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Als James Cook 1769 zur ersten seiner drei großen Reisen aufbrach, war die Erde gerade einmal zu zwei Dritteln kartiert. Zehn Jahre später hatte Cook nicht nur auf dem Wasserweg die Welt entschleiert, sondern auch umfangreiche kulturelle und wissenschaftliche Studien vorgenommen, die das neuzeitliche Bild der Erde entscheidend prägten. Zwar ist viel über Cooks Leistungen bekannt, doch verstellten die Fakten bisher den ungeschönten Blick auf diese außergewöhnliche Figur. Tony Horwitz lenkt die Aufmerksamkeit des Betrachters nicht nur auf die dunklen Seiten des großen Forschers, sondern auch auf die zum Teil entsetzlichen Konsequenzen, die dessen Entdeckungen für einfache Kulturen nach sich zogen.

The Bulletin

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Military history

Page: N.A

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Outlander - Echo der Hoffnung

Roman

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Author: Diana Gabaldon

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426451999

Category: Fiction

Page: 1200

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In Band 7 der erfolgreichen „Outlander“-Serie von Welt-Bestseller-Autorin Diana Gabaldon erwartet die Fans der großen Historien- und Zeitreise-Saga erneut ein opulentes Epos voller Leidenschaft und Liebe, Kampf und Rebellion. Dabei führt der Weg von Diana Gabaldons großem Liebespaar, Claire und Jamie, diesmal zurück nach Schottland, wo erneut Abenteuer, Leidenschaft, Romantik und Spannung auf die Liebenden warten. Inmitten der Wirren des amerikanischen Unabhängigkeitskrieges beschließt Jamie Fraser 1777, mit seiner geliebten Claire nach Schottland zu reisen. Er will seine Druckerpresse aus Edinburgh holen, um die Rebellen zu unterstützen. Heißt es nicht, die Feder sei mächtiger als das Schwert? Die Reise birgt so manche Gefahr für die Liebenden, während ihre Freunde sich in den zunehmend blutigeren Gefechten auf verfeindeten Seiten wiederfinden. Der 7. Band der Outlander-Saga wieder in exklusiver Premiumausstattung! - Band 1: Feuer und Stein - Band 2: Die geliehene Zeit - Band 3: Ferne Ufer - Band 4: Der Ruf der Trommel - Band 5: Das flammende Kreuz - Band 6: Ein Hauch von Schnee und Asche „Es kann nur eine geben – Diana Gabaldon ist die Mutter aller Highlander!“ Brigitte

Culloden

the last charge of the Highlands clans, 1746

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Author: John Sadler

Publisher: Tempus Pub Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 317

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This book presents a major new narrative history of the most famous battle in Scottish history. This is to be a book about a battle, about the events that took place amidst the showers of sleet on that grim day 16th April 1746, the last pitched battle to be fought on British soil. Not only did it mark the final ruin of the Jacobite cause that had erupted sporadically since the ousting of James II of England and VII of Scotland by his son in law William of Orange in 1689 but it also witnessed the bitter death knell of the highland clans.

Waverley: Historischer Roman

So war's vor sechzig Jahren

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Author: Walter Scott

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 802730010X

Category: Fiction

Page: 519

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Dieses eBook: "Waverley: Historischer Roman" ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgfältig korrekturgelesen. Edward Waverley stammt aus englischem Adel. Während sein Vater in London eine politische Karriere als Parteigänger der Whigs macht, damals die Unterstützer der Monarchen aus dem Haus Hannover, wird Waverley von seinem Onkel aufgezogen, der ihm die alten jakobitischen Werte vermittelt, also die der Anhänger des Hauses Stuart. Auf Wunsch seines Vaters beginnt Edward eine Laufbahn als Offizier beim britischen Militär. Wegen eines Missverständnisses und wegen falscher Anschuldigungen kann er von einem Urlaub in den schottischen Highlands nicht zurückkehren und schließt sich dem zu dieser Zeit (1745) in Schottland ausbrechenden zweiten Jakobitenaufstand an der Seite von Charles Edward Stuart an, der den britischen Thron mit Unterstützung insbesondere aus den schottischen Highlands von der 1714 durch den Hannoveraner Georg I. begründeten britischen Dynastie für die Stuarts zurückerobern möchte. Walter Scott (1771-1832) war ein schottischer Dichter und Schriftsteller.

Books in Scotland

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Dialect literature, Scottish

Page: N.A

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