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The Scottish Soldier Abroad

The Scottish Soldier Abroad (Hardback)

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This collection of twelve essays presents historical approaches to the lives of the variety of Scots who fought overseas from the 13th to the 20th century. Topics include: Scots in medieval Ireland; the Scots fighting as part of the "Auld Alliance" with France in the 15th and 16th centuries; Scots active in warfare in early modern Russia; a shrewd colonial governor in early 18th-century America; Scottish military experiences in India; soldiers in romantic fiction, especially Scott's Quentin Durward; the camp and barrack-room life of Scottish regiments in the 19th century; Scots in the Spanish Civil War; and Scottish soldiers as part of the final decades of the British Empire. While set against a military background, these studies also aim to investigate the social contexts in which Scottish soldiers functioned in many lands during a period of seven centuries. This volume is the second in a new series, the Mackie Monographs, based on the Mackie Symposia held in the University of Aberdeen, which have as their theme the historical study of Scotland's overseas links. Contents: Grant G.

Simpson, Introduction; James Lyndon, the Scottish Soldier in Medieval Irelandothe Bruce Invasion and the Galloglass; Philippe Contamine, Scottish Solders in France in the Second Half of the Fifteenth CenturyoMercenaries, Immigrants or Frenchmen in the Making?; Elizabeth Bonner, Continuing the "Auld Alliance" in the Sixteenth Centuryocots in France and French in Scotland; Paul Dukes, the First Scottish Soldiers in Russia; D.G. Pedosov, the First Russian Bruces; Bruce P. Lenman, "Garrison Government?"; Governor Alexander Spotswood and Empire; Ian Morrison, Survival SkillsoAn Enterprising Highlander in the Low Countries with Marlborough; Victor Keirnan, Scottish Soldiers and the Conquest of India; David Hewitt, Soldiers in Hamilton's "The Youth and Manhood of Cyril Thornton"; Diana M. Henderson, the Scottish Soldierothe Sociology of Acclimatization; Ian MacDougal, Scots in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-9; Sir John Ba

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