A Military History of Scotland by Edward M. SpiersA Military History of Scotland by Edward M. Spiers

A Military History of Scotland

EditorEdward M. Spiers, Jeremy A. Crang, Matthew J. Strickland

Paperback | July 30, 2014

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The Scottish soldier has been at war for over 2000 years. Until now, no reference work has attempted to examine this vast heritage of warfare. A Military History of Scotland offers readers an unparalleled insight into the evolution of the Scottish military tradition. This wide-ranging and extensively illustrated volume traces the military history of Scotland from pre-history to the recent conflict in Afghanistan. Edited by three leadingmilitary historians, and featuring contributions from thirty scholars, it explores the role of warfare in the emergence of a Scottish kingdom, the forging of a Scottish-British military identity, and the participation of Scots in Britain's imperial and world wars. Eschewing a narrow definition ofmilitary history, it investigates the cultural and physical dimensions of Scotland's military past such as Scottish military dress and music, the role of the Scottish soldier in art and literature, Scotland's fortifications and battlefield archaeology, and Scotland's military memorials and museumcollections.
Edward Spiers has spent most of his academic career at the University of Leeds, where he has written fourteen books, served as Chairman of the School of History, Dean and Pro-Dean of Research in the Faculty of Arts and Acting pro-Vice Chancellor for Research. He now serves on the Peer Review College and Panels of the Arts and Humaniti...
Title:A Military History of ScotlandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:922 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.68 inPublished:July 30, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0748694498

ISBN - 13:9780748694495


Editorial Reviews

"Here truly is a magnificent book which does comprehensive justice to the Scottish military tradition over two millennia. No volume hitherto can equal its remarkable range, scholarly authority or deep insights. A veritable intellectual feast , it will stand for many years to come as the studyon a subject which is absolutely central to the history of the Scottish nation." --T. M. Devine, Senior Research Professor in History, University of Edinburgh