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Scotland and Poland
Reprinting 24 November 2017

History, History
John Donald
Publication Date
01 February 2011
Paperback (also available as an eBook)
Available for Sale
Birlinn Limited

Scotland and Poland

Historical Encounters, 1500 - 2010
by T.M. Devine and David Hesse - Find out more about the author


eBook also available from the iBookstore

'In brief, this is a minor tour de force' - Slavonic & East European Review

'an important volume that begins to fill a remaining gap in our understanding of Scottish interaction with Europe' – European Review of History

This collection of essays explores more than five centuries of Scottish–Polish interactions. It focuses on the two main moments of contact: the early modern experiences of Scottish pedlars, merchants, mercenaries and diplomats in the Polish–Lithuanian common­wealth and the Polish presence in Scotland during the twentieth and early twenty-first century. The latter period includes the Polish military presence in Scotland during World War II and the new Polish migration to Scotland after Poland’s accession to the European Union in 2004. The book will be of interest to students and researchers who focus on the boom subject of early modern Scottish emigration to the European continent, and also to more general readers outside the scholarly community. It will be of value to the Polish community in Scotland and to anyone interested in the joint history of these two countries.

Tom Devine is Sir William Fraser Professor of Scottish History and Palaeography at the University of Edinburgh and Director of the Scottish Centre of Diaspora Studies.

David Hesse is a doctoral candidate at the University of Edinburgh's School of History, Classics and Archaeology.