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A History Of Scotland Paperback – Jan 4 2011
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It's an affectionate portrait by an author who, for all its flaws and magnificence, clearly loves his country―IRISH NEWS
About the Author
Neil Oliver is a Scottish archaeologist, historian and broadcaster best known for his distinctive voice and long black hair and as the charismatic presenter of the award-winning documentary series Coast. His 10-part 'bold, pugnacious and authoritative' History of Scotland on BBC2 was a critical success as was the book of the same name that accompanied it.
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Besides issues with writing, there’s scant little in the way of positionality. Besides being a proud, curious, and educated Scot, what perspective is the writer coming from? Is he a historian? An archeologist? What? Is he going to be relaying a dynastic history, a people’s history, or both, and why? The reader assumes the writer focuses on kings, queens, wars, and other conflicts, because that’s the history that’s best been recorded, but the writer never explains. I also thought the later references to geography were unnecessary. Sure, geography may shape and influence history (e.g. the highlands vs. the lowlands), but it’s what people believe and how they act that’s key.Read more ›
than I gained while on my trip. I really enjoy finding out more of Scotland;
it is a rugged, stunning country and the people are great.
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Eager to learn more about Scotland's history, I was really enthusiast about this book.
Although it was interesting, it was hard to read for multiple reasons. Read more
Who knew you could find a history book that was actually a page-turner. Read this from front to back and couldn't stop. Will read it again. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Jenny Bee