culloden the history and archaeology of the last clan battle

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Author : Tony Pollard
ISBN : 1848846878
Genre : History
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In battle at Culloden Moor on 16 April 1746 the Jacobite cause was dealt a mortal blow. The power of the Highland clans was broken. And the image of sword-wielding Highlanders charging into a hail of lead delivered by the red-coated battalions of the Hanoverian army has passed into legend. The battle was decisive - it was a turning point in British history. And yet our perception of this critical episode tends to be confused by mistaken, sometimes partisan views of the events on the battlefield. So, what really happened at Culloden? In this fascinating and original book, a team of leading historians and archaeologists reconsiders every aspect of the battle. They examine the latest historical and archaeological evidence, question every assumption, and rewrite the story of the campaign in vivid detail. This is the first time that such a distinguished team of experts has focused on a single British battle. The result is a seminal study of the subject, and it is a landmark publication of battlefield archaeology.

Dark Tourism And Place Identity

Author : Leanne White
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Genre : Travel
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Dark Tourism, including visitation to places such as murder sites, battlefields and cemeteries is a growing phenomenon, as well as an emergent area of scholarly interest. Despite this interest, the intersecting domains of dark tourism and place identity have been largely overlooked in the academic literature and this book aims to fill this void. The three main themes of Visitor Motivation, Destination Management and Place Interpretation are addressed in this book from both a demand and supply perspective by examining a variety of case studies from around the world. This edited volume takes the dark tourism discussion to another level by reinforcing the critical intersecting domains of dark tourism and place identity and, in particular, highlighting the importance of understanding this connection for visitors and destination managers. Written by leading academics in the area, this stimulating volume of 19 chapters will be valuable reading for postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students in a range of discipline areas; researchers and academics interested in dark tourism; and, other interested stakeholders including those in the tourism industry, government bodies and community groups.

The Historical Archaeology Of Military Sites

Author : Clarence Raymond Geier
ISBN : 9781603442077
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The recent work of anthropologists, historians, and historical archaeologists has changed the very essence of military history. While once preoccupied with great battles and the generals who commanded the armies and employed the tactics, military history has begun to emphasize the importance of the “common man” for interpreting events. As a result, military historians have begun to see military forces and the people serving in them from different perspectives. The Historical Archaeology of Military Sites has encouraged efforts to understand armies as human communities and to address the lives of those who composed them. Tying a group of combatants to the successes and failures of their military commanders leads to a failure to understand such groups as distinct social units and, in some instances, self-supporting societies: structured around a defined social and political hierarchy; regulated by law; needing to be supplied and nurtured; and often at odds with the human community whose lands they occupied, be they those of friend or foe. The Historical Archaeology of Military Sites will afford students, professionals dealing with military sites, and the interested public examples of the latest techniques and proven field methods to aid understanding and conservation of these vital pieces of the world’s heritage.


Author : Murray Pittock
ISBN : 9780191640698
Genre : History
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The battle of Culloden lasted less than an hour. The forces involved on both sides were small, even by the standards of the day. And it is arguable that the ultimate fate of the 1745 Jacobite uprising had in fact been sealed ever since the Jacobite retreat from Derby several months before. But for all this, Culloden is a battle with great significance in British history. It was the last pitched battle on the soil of the British Isles to be fought with regular troops on both sides. It came to stand for the final defeat of the Jacobite cause. And it was the last domestic contestation of the Act of Union of 1707, the resolution of which propelled Great Britain to be the dominant world power for the next 150 years. If the battle itself was short, its aftermath was brutal - with the depredations of the Duke of Cumberland followed by a campaign to suppress the clan system and the Highland way of life. And its afterlife in the centuries since has been a fascinating one, pitting British Whig triumphalism against a growing romantic memorialization of the Jacobite cause. On both sides there has long been a tendency to regard the battle as a dramatic clash, between Highlander and Lowlander, Celt and Saxon, Catholic and Protestant, the old and the new. Yet, as this account of the battle and its long cultural afterlife suggests, while viewing Culloden in such a way might be rhetorically compelling, it is not necessarily good history.

Bosworth 1485

Author : Glenn Foard
ISBN : 9781782971733
Genre : History
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Bosworth stands alongside Naseby and Hastings as one of the three most iconic battles ever fought on English soil. The action on 22 August 1485 brought to an end the dynastic struggle known as the Wars of the Roses and heralded the dawn of the Tudor dynasty. However, Bosworth was also the most famous lost battlefield in England. Between 2005 and 2010, the techniques of battlefield archaeology were used in a major research programme to locate the site. Bosworth 1485: a battlefield rediscovered is the result. Using data from historical documents, landscape archaeology, metal detecting survey, ballistics and scientific analysis, the volume explores each aspect of the investigation _ from the size of the armies, their weaponry, and the battlefield terrain to exciting new evidence of the early use of artillery _ in order to identify where and how the fighting took place. Bosworth 1485 provides a fascinating and intricately researched new perspective on the event which, perhaps more than any other, marked the transition between medieval and early modern England.

Feuer Und Stein

Author : Diana Gabaldon
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Amerikanische Autorin, geb. 1952. - Die Berührung eines uralten Steins im schottischen Hochland versetzt die junge Claire Randall aus dem Jahr 1945 zurück ins Jahr 1743. Die Umgebung ist die gleiche geblieben, aber die Zeit ist unruhig, geprägt von Kampf, Rebellion, Verrat, Aberglauben und Hexenwahn. Claire, als Fremde beargwöhnt, gerät in tödliche Gefahr. Als Retter in der Not erscheint ihr der verwegene Clanführer mit dem feuerroten Haar, James Fraser. An seiner Seite besteht sie Abenteuer, erlebt Liebe und Leidenschaft.

Outlander Die Geliehene Zeit

Author : Diana Gabaldon
ISBN : 9783426435380
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Der zweite Band der erfolgreichen Highland-Saga endlich in ungekürzter Neuübersetzung! Schottland, 1968: 20 Jahre nachdem Claire Randall aus der Vergangenheit zurückgekehrt ist, bringt sie ihre Tochter Brianna in die Highlands, denn Brianna soll endlich das Land ihres Vaters kennenlernen. Claire will außerdem die Antwort auf eine Frage finden, die sie seit über 20 Jahren quält: Konnte ihre große Liebe Jamie Fraser die schreckliche Schlacht von Culloden überleben?

The Reliquary And Illustrated Archaeologist

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Sir Orfeo

Author : Oscar Zielke
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Nachdruck des Originals von 1880. Die romantische Versnovelle Sir Orfeo aus dem 14. Jahrhundert hier in einer Ausgabe von Oscar Zielke aus dem 19. Jahrhundert.


Author : David Clement-Davies
ISBN : 3407786468
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Ist Rannoch der Auserwählte? Der Tier-Thriller gibt die Antwort ... Seit der Machtübernahme durch den furchtbaren Drail und seine Anhänger herrschen im schottischen Tiefland Diktatur und Gewalt. Doch die Hirsche setzen ihre ganze Hoffnung auf eine alte Prophezeiung, die ihnen Freiheit verspricht. Ist der Hirsch Rannoch, der mit einem besonderen Zeichen auf der Stirn geboren wird, der Auserwählte, mit dem sich die Prophezeiung erfüllt? Rannoch wehrt sich dagegen. Erst als es beinahe zu spät ist, nimmt er seinen Auftrag an. >Ein spannendes und geistreiches Buch über Mut, Treue, Liebe und Hass. In diesen dunklen und todbringenden Zeiten bleibt Rannoch die einzige Hoffnung für seine Freunde aus der Rothirschherde.

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