Scottish Communities Abroad in the Early Modern Period

Scottish Communities Abroad in the Early Modern Period

eBook - 2005
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Migration is a fundamental feature of human experience. This extraordinary collection of essays focuses on a particularly intriguing sequence of migrations: those of Scots during the period 1600-1800. The book first considers the "near-abroad" (Ireland), the "middle-abroad" (Poland and Lithuania), and the "far-abroad" (the Americas), and then details a number of acutely revealing case histories of Scottish communities in Bergen (Norway), Rotterdam and the Maas (the Netherlands), Gothenburg (Sweden), K dainiai (Lithuania), and Hamburg (Germany). Then, concentrating on the Netherlands, the focus shifts to specific cultural/occupational milieux: exiles (usually for religious reasons), students, and soldiers or sailors. In conclusion, three leading scholars--Lex Heerma van Voss, S lvi S gner, and Thomas O'Connor--offer wider contextual perspectives that compare the Scottish experience with that of other countries. As Professor T.C. Smout says in his Foreword, "The present volume is a breakthrough, surely the biggest advance in the field for a hundred years."

Contributors include: Douglas Catterall, David Dobson, Patrick Fitzgerald, Ginny Gardner, Alexia Grosjean, Lex Heerma van Voss, Waldemar Kowalski, Andrew Little, Esther Mijers, Steve Murdoch, Thomas O'Connor, Nina stby Pedersen, T.C. Smout, S lvi Sogner, Kathrin Zickermann, and Rimantas Zirgulis.
Publisher: Leiden, the Netherlands : Boston : Brill, 2005.
ISBN: 9004143068
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xx, 417 p.) : ill., maps
Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK

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