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  2. Recommended texts 1 item
    1. There is no set text for this course and no requirement that you purchase any books. A bibliography of reading material is contained below and under separate seminar topics. 

       

  3. Bibliography 15 items
    The following texts provide a general introduction to Scotland in the sixteenth century (read the relevant chapters or use the index to guide you).
    1. General introductory reading to sixteenth century Scotland: 15 items
      1. Scotland re-formed, 1488-1587 - Jane E. A. Dawson 2007 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      2. Scotland: the making of the kingdom - A. A. M. Duncan 1978,c.1975

        Book Recommended

      3. Independence and nationhood: Scotland, 1306-1469 - Alexander Grant 1991

        Book Recommended chs 7 & 8

      4. Periods in Highland history - I. F. Grant, Hugh Cheape 1997

        Book Recommended

      5. The new Penguin history of Scotland: from the earliest times to the present day - R. A. Houston, William Knox, National Museums of Scotland 2001

        Book Recommended

      6. Scotland: a new history - Michael Lynch 1992

        Book Recommended chs 10-14

      7. The Scottish people, 1490 - 1625 - Maureen M. Meikle 2014

        Book Recommended

      8. In search of Scotland - T. C. Smout 2002

        Book Recommended

      9. Scotland: the later Middle Ages - Ranald Nicholson 1978

        Book Recommended

      10. A kindly place?: living in sixteenth-century Scotland - Margaret H. B. Sanderson 2002

        Book Recommended

      11. Scotland: a history - Jenny Wormald 2005

        Book Recommended

      12. British consciousness and identity: the making of Britain, 1533-1707 - Brendan Bradshaw, Peter Roberts 1998 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

  4. General texts on Highland history 3 items
    1. The Highlands and isles of Scotland : a historical survey - W.C. Mackenzie. 1949

      Book Recommended This is old but still very useful, albeit at times somewhat dense

  5. Seminar 1: The ‘age of forays’: a legacy of the Lordship of the Isles? 7 items
    1. Acts of the Lords of the Isles 1336-1493 - Jean Munro 1986

      Book Recommended introduction

    2. The Lordship of the Isles’ - J.W.M. Bannerman

      Chapter Recommended Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module HISU9R5

    3. The Lordship of the Isles (1) - John W.M. Bannerma

      Chapter Recommended

    4. Islay: the land of the lordship - David H. Caldwell 2008

      Book Recommended

    5. The Lordship of the Isles - Jean Munro

      Chapter Recommended

    6. Appendix II : The lordship of the Isles: Historical Background - K. A. Steer, G. H. Collins

      Chapter Recommended Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module HISU9R5

  6. Seminar 2: Clanship, kinship and clientage: family, allies and alliances in Highland society 12 items
    1. Kinship, church and culture: collected essays and studies - John Bannerman, Dauvit Broun, Martin MacGregor 2016, ©2016 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended chapters 2 & 3

    2. Clans of the Highlands and Islands - Martin MacGregor

      Chapter Recommended

    3. The clan system: fact or fiction? - R. W. Munro

      Chapter Recommended

    4. Highland Family Origins - Pedigree Making and Pedigree Faking - W.D.H. Sellar

      Chapter Recommended Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module HISU9R5

    5. Highland warrior: Alasdair MacColla and the civil wars - David Stevenson, Saltire Society 1994

      Book Recommended 6-22

    6. Lords and men in Scotland: bonds of manrent, 1442-1603 - Jenny Wormald 1985

      Book Recommended chapters 4 & 5

  7. Seminar 3: Perceptions, stereotypes and historiography: from Fordun to Buchanan, the Campbells and MacDonalds 12 items
    1. The Campbells, 1250-1513 - Stephen I. Boardman 2006

      Book Recommended introduction

    2. The Discovery of the Gàidhealtachd in sixteenth-century Scotland - Edward J. Cowan 98/1997

      Article Recommended Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module HISU9R5

    3. Introduction, IN: History of the Western Highlands and Isles of Scotland, from A.D. 1493 to A.D. 1625 - Martin MacGregor

      Chapter Recommended v-xvi Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module HISU9R5

    4. Gaelic and Scotland: Alba agus a Ghaidhilig 1989

      Book Recommended Not currently in stock

  8. Seminar 4: Land, economic resources and feasting 19 items
    1. The Campbells, 1250-1513 - Stephen I. Boardman 2006

      Book Recommended chapters 11 & 12

    2. Kinship and clientage: Highland clanship, 1451-1609 - Alison Cathcart 2006 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Chapter 4

    3. West Highland chiefdoms, 1500-1745: a study in redistributive exchange - Robert A. Dodgshon

      Chapter Recommended Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module HISU9R5

    4. Making salmon: an environmental history of the Northwest fisheries crisis - Joseph E. Taylor, American Council of Learned Societies c1999 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Chapters 1 and 2

    5. A history of Scotland's landscapes - Fiona J. Watson, Piers Dixon 2018

      Book Recommended

  9. Seminar 5 :Feuding and dispute resolution 11 items
    1. Kinship and clientage: Highland clanship, 1451-1609 - Alison Cathcart 2006 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Chapters 4 and 5

    2. Lords and men in Scotland: bonds of manrent, 1442-1603 - Jenny Wormald 1985

      Book Recommended Chapter 7

  10. Seminar 6: Maritime, military, mercenary: Highlanders in a North Channel context 13 items
    1. Having the right kit: Western Highlanders fighting in Ireland - David Caldwell

      Chapter Recommended Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module HISU9R5

    2. Warfare in the West Highlands and Isles of Scotland, c. 1544-1615 - Ross Crawford 2016

      Thesis Recommended Chapters 1-4

    3. Warfare in Gaelic Scotland in the later Middle Ages - Martin MacGregor

      Chapter Recommended Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module HISU9R5

  11. Seminar 7: James VI and his ‘civilising’ policy 13 items
    1. Kinship and clientage: Highland clanship, 1451-1609 - Alison Cathcart 2006 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Chapter 1

    2. Scottish politics in the reign of James VI - Julian Goodare

      Chapter Recommended

    3. State and society in early modern Scotland - Julian Goodare 1999 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended pp. 214-253 and 254-285

    4. The government of Scotland, 1560-1625 - Julian Goodare 2004 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Chapter 11

    5. James VI's 'Highland Problem' - Michael Lynch

      Chapter Recommended Digitised under the CLA Digitisation Licence therefore only available to students on module HISU9R5

    6. Clanship, commerce and the house of Stuart, 1603-1788 - Allan I. Macinnes 1996

      Book Recommended pp. 56-87

  12. Seminar 8: Plantation in the western Isles 16 items
    1. Scotland and the Ulster plantations: explorations in the British settlements of Stuart Ireland 2009

      Book Recommended Alison Cathcart, 'Scots and Ulster: the late medieval context', pp. 62-83.

    2. The making of the British Isles: the state of Britain and Ireland, 1450-1660 - Steven G. Ellis, Christopher Maginn 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    3. The government of Scotland, 1560-1625 - Julian Goodare 2004 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Chapter 11

    4. Great Britain's Solomon: James VI and I in his three kingdoms - Maurice Lee 1991

      Book Recommended Chapters 3, 6 and 7

    5. James VI and the 'Highland Problem' - Michael Lynch

      Chapter Recommended

    6. The plantation of Ulster: ideology and practice 2014

      Book Recommended Martin MacGregor, 'Civilising Gaelic Scotland: the Scottish Isles and the Stewart empire', pp. 33-54.

    7. Clanship, commerce and the house of Stuart, 1603-1788 - Allan I. Macinnes 1996

      Book Recommended pp. 56-87

  13. Seminar 9: The Statutes of Iona 5 items
    1. The Statutes of Iona in Context - JULIAN GOODARE 04/1998

      Article Recommended

    2. The Statutes of Iona: text and context - Martin MacGregor 10/09/2008

      Article Recommended

    3. Clanship, commerce and the house of Stuart, 1603-1788 - Allan I. Macinnes 1996

      Book Recommended esp. pp. 65-73

  14. Seminar 10: The Islay rebellion 8 items
    1. Ireland and Britain in the Atlantic World - Irish Post-Medieval Archaeology Group 2009

      Book Recommended

    2. When Highland chiefs came to town - Jean Munro 1982

      Article Recommended Currently unavailable

    3. Highland warrior: Alasdair MacColla and the civil wars - David Stevenson, Saltire Society 1994

      Book Recommended pp. 26-31

  15. Seminar 11: The ‘Highland problem’? 15 items
    1. The western Gaidhealtachd - Alison Cathcart

      Chapter Recommended

    2. James V, King of Scotland - and Ireland? - Alison Cathcart

      Chapter Recommended

    3. Scottish politics in the reign of James VI - Julian Goodare

      Chapter Recommended

    4. State and society in early modern Scotland - Julian Goodare 1999 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    5. The government of Scotland, 1560-1625 - Julian Goodare 2004 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    6. James VI's 'Highland Problem' - Michael Lynch

      Chapter Recommended

    7. Clanship, commerce and the house of Stuart, 1603-1788 - Allan I. Macinnes 1996

      Book Recommended pp. 56-87

  16. BEYOND the READING LIST 1 item
    You are expected to read widely beyond this resource list. Make a start with your subject research guide
    1. Try the subject research guide for the most appropriate resources for your topic.