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Scottish Life and Society Volume 3: Scotland's Buildings
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ISBN:
9781862321236
Categories
History, Scottish Life & Society Series
Imprint
John Donald
Publication Date
28 March 2006
Format
Hardback
Status
Available for Sale
Publisher
Birlinn Limited
Extent
762

Scottish Life and Society Volume 3: Scotland's Buildings

A Compendium of Scottish Ethnology Volume 3
by Geoffrey Stell, John Shaw, Susan Storrier, Editor(s) - Find out more about the author

'This volume will give immense pleasure, and is remarkably good value. It will be much used and appreciated. It is something that will be taken down off the shelves time and time again.' - Alastair J. Durie, EERC

'a massive achievement' - Thomas E. McNeill, History Scotland

In recent times there has been a substantial flow of Scottish books on architectural themes. This volume in the Scottish Life and Society series goes further than these. The concept of ’buildings’ is taken to include structures built for any functional purpose. That is why harbours, mines, roads and canals, and gardens, for example, appear in this book. The perspective of the volume is thus very wide, which gives it a unique quality.

A three-pronged approach was adopted. The first considers dwellings at all social levels from castles and palaces to housing for agricultural workers. The second is concerned with community buildings across a wide range of social functions and public services, from religion and local government to reaction and defence. The third relates to work places associated with Scottish industry and business. The picture presented, therefore, has to do first and foremost with the living environment of human beings within their households and communities, as they seek to earn their daily bread and as they spend their later years. The result is three dimensional historical source.    






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