Alistair Moffat The Highland Clans

ISBN 13: 9780500251591

The Highland Clans

3.9 avg rating
( 89 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780500251591: The Highland Clans

A compelling and beautifully illustrated history of Scottish clans and their leaders.

The Highland clans of Scotland are famous, the names celebrated, and the deeds heroic. Having clung to ancient traditions of family, loyalty, and valor for centuries, the clans met the beginning of their end at the fateful battle at Culloden in 1746. The great emigrations to North America and elsewhere began, and clansmen and women disappeared into the streets of the world’s cities.

Alistair Moffat traces the history of the clans from their Celtic origins to the coming of the Romans; from Somerled the Viking to Robert the Bruce; from the great battles of Bannockburn and Flodden to Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobite Risings; and from the Clearances to the present day.

These are the stories of great leaders and famous battles. They are also the stories of an extraordinary people, shaped by the unique traditions and landscape of the Highlands of Scotland. Moffat is an adept guide to the world of the clans, a world dominated by lineage, land, and community. Names were crucially important in this world: more than mere labels, names were also addresses, linking people to the map of northern Scotland. Even today the power of the ancient clan names persists, drawing many of the children of the scattered diaspora back to this rugged corner of the world. Special features include a clan map and a list of clan names. 35 color and 51 black-and-white photographs and illustrations

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Alistair Moffat is a well-known writer and television producer. His previous books include Before Scotland, Arthur and the Lost Kingdoms, and The Borders. He lives in Scotland.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Moffat, Alistair
ISBN 10: 0500251592 ISBN 13: 9780500251591
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Big River Books
(Powder Springs, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Brand New! We ship daily Monday - Friday!. Bookseller Inventory # 1EY82M00ALUG

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.49
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Alistair Moffat
Published by Thames & Hudson (2010)
ISBN 10: 0500251592 ISBN 13: 9780500251591
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames & Hudson, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0500251592

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 22.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Moffat, Alistair
Published by Thames & Hudson (2010)
ISBN 10: 0500251592 ISBN 13: 9780500251591
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames & Hudson, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110500251592

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 40.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Moffat, Alistair
Published by Thames & Hudson
ISBN 10: 0500251592 ISBN 13: 9780500251591
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames & Hudson. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0500251592 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0194073

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds