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Historic Scotland

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Works: 913 works in 1,446 publications in 9 languages and 7,685 library holdings
Genres: History  Guidebooks  Military history  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Publisher, isb, Other, Editor, Author
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Most widely held works about Historic Scotland
 
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Scotland's first settlers by C. R Wickham-Jones( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scotland's castles by C. J Tabraham( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Scotland's castles from the 12th to the 16th century
The St. Andrews sarcophagus : a Pictish masterpiece and its international connections by Sally M Foster( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foster's work consists of the proceedings of a conference on the topic of the St Andrew's Sarcophagus, described as one of the most beautiful and fascinating monuments of pre-Romanesque art in Europe. This is the first book devoted to the subject
Prehistoric Orkney by Anna Ritchie( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the monuments of prehistoric Orkney, spanning a period from the earliest farmers around 4000 BC, to the Viking invasion about AD 800. The text uncovers details of the dwellings and everyday life of the early Orcadians
Farmers, temples, and tombs : Scotland in the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age by Gordon Barclay( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Antonine Wall by David J Breeze( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Despite a lengthy reign, relatively little is known about Antoninus Pius. This book examines his life, and places the reasons for the construction and abandonment of the Wall within the framework of his reign and the wider imperial context. Details of where to see the Wall are also included in a short gazetteer."--Jacket
Iona by Anna Ritchie( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edinburgh Castle by C. J Tabraham( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in 9 languages and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guidebook summarises the history of Edinburgh Castle. The guided tour describes the historical and current use of each of buildings. The book tells the origins of the castle and the rock on which it is built. The "Honours of Scotland" (the Crown, Sword and Sceptre) and the Stone of Destiny are now on display in the castle. The Scottish War memorial is in Crown Square
Melrose Abbey by Richard Fawcett( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Cistercian abbey of Melrose is perhaps the most beautiful of all Scottish monasteries. This first account for 50 years, by an architectural historian and a medieval historian, draws on archaeological, architectural and documentary evidence to show the nature of the monastic life, how the abbey's great estates were administered, and why the architecture of the abbey church is the most important illustration of late Gothic architecture in Scotland."--BOOK JACKET
Scottish abbeys and priories by Richard Fawcett( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historic Scotland : people and places by David J Breeze( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"People and Places is a survey of the individuals whose association with particular locations illuminates over 5000 years of Scotland's history. The individuals range from the archaelogists who have unearthed Scotland's prehistoric past, to the powerful monarchs, courtiers, churchmen, and barons of the Middle Ages, from writers such as Sir Walter Scott, who created a myth and a landscape, to Scottish inventors and engineers who created the Industrial Revolution. The ̀places', all within the care of Historic Scotland, range from Stone Age ruins to medieval abbeys and castles to industrial buildings and houses." "This book forms a pair with Dr. Breeze's 1998 Historic Scotland, which concentrated on the sites that tell Scotland's story. Illustrated throughout with some of the best photography in the archives of Historic Scotland and Scotland's National Portrait Gallery, People and Places opens up the human dimensions to give a real sense of a specifically Scottish culture and tradition."--BOOK JACKET
The ancient monuments of the Western Isles : a visitors' guide to the principal historic sites and monuments by Noel Fojut( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neolithikum - Sakralgebäude - Wohngebäude
The ancient monuments of Orkney by Anna Ritchie( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celtic Scotland by Ian Armit( Book )

6 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This [book] ... is aimed at all those who want to know about the inhabitants of Scotland from 1000 BC to AD 400. These Iron Age people created finely decorated objects of bronze and gold, and built elaboorate brochs and hillforts that still dominate much of the Scottish landscape today. Whilst Celtic mythology and religion have featured prominently in popular culture for many years, much of this is based on supposition and tradition. ..."--Back cover
Ancient Shetland by Val Turner( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scotland's traditional houses : from cottage to tower-house by Elizabeth Beaton( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fair Isle : the archaeology of an island community by J. R Hunter( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burgess, merchant, and priest : burgh life in the Scottish medieval town by Derek Hall( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saints and sea-kings : the first kingdom of the Scots by Ewan Campbell( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Able minds and practised hands : Scotland's early medieval sculpture in the 21st century by Sally M Foster( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One hundred years on from J Romilly Allen and Joseph Anderson's 1903 landmark publication, The Early Christian Monuments of Scotland, twenty six essays explore the current state of knowledge of early medieval sculpture in Scotland. They demonstrate the unique value of this material in contributing to our understanding of the society and people that created it between 1000 to 1500 years ago. Today's approaches and techniques offer new insights, as well as great hope, for what might be learnt from future study of 'familiar' and new material alike. The essays exemplify the ever-diversifying, interdisciplinary approaches that are being taken to the study of early medieval sculpture. Key themes that emerge include: the interdependence of conservation, research and access; the need for a 21st-century inventory of the sculpture; the breadth and value of the wide range of the research tools that now exist; conservation issues, including the politics of how and where sculpture should be protected, and the pressing need to identify priorities for action; and, what is probably the most important development over the last 100 years, the increase in awareness of the range of values and significances that attaches to early medieval sculpture, including appreciation of context."--Provided by publisher
 
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Scotland's first settlers
Alternative Names

controlled identityGreat Britain. Scottish Development Department. Historic Buildings and Monuments Directorate

controlled identityHistoric Environment Scotland

Alba Aosmhor

Alba Aosmhor buidheann-gnìomha an urra ri làraich eachdraidheil ann an Alba

Great Britain Historic Scotland

Historic Scotland.

Historic Scotland agence écossaise des Monuments historiques

Historic Scotland agencia escocesa de monumentos históricos

Historic Scotland executive agency responsible for historic monuments in Scotland

Lielbritānija. Historic Scotland

Scotia Historica

Scotland Historic Scotland

scotland scotland

Историческая Шотландия организация Правительства Шотландии, отвечающая за памятники истории

Шотландияи Таърихӣ

סקוטלנד ההיסטורית

اسكتلندا التاريخية اسكتلندا التاريخية

اسکاتلند تاریخی

ऐतिहासिक स्कॉटलैंड

ヒストリック・スコットランド

歷史之蘇格蘭

历史悠久的苏格兰

蘇格蘭文物局

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Scotland's castlesThe St. Andrews sarcophagus : a Pictish masterpiece and its international connectionsPrehistoric OrkneyFarmers, temples, and tombs : Scotland in the Neolithic and Early Bronze AgeThe Antonine WallIonaEdinburgh CastleMelrose Abbey