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Last of the Free: A History of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland
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Last of the Free: A History of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland (Paperback)

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Written by award-winning Scottish historian James Hunter, this groundbreaking and definitive account reveals how the Highlands and Islands of Scotland have evolved from a centre of European significance to a Scottish outpost. Never before has the history of the region been recounted so comprehensively and in so much fascinating, often moving, detail.



But this book is not simply the story of humanity's millennia-long involvement with one of the world's most spectacular localities. It is also a major contribution to present-day debate about how Scotland, and Britain, should be organised.

History & PoliticsMilitary HistoryEnglish Civil WarHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean historyBritish & Irish historyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesAnthropologySocial & cultural anthropology Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd Publication Date: 03/06/2010 ISBN-13: 9781845965396  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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James Hunter is the author of a number of books on Scottish history, including Culloden and the Last Clansman, A Dance Called America and Scottish Exodus. He lives in Beauly, Inverness-shire.

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I read this on a recent holiday to Skye and found it a very readable companion, to my trip. This is a really interesting history of the Highlands and Islands from prehistory to the end of the 20th century. It would be interesting to see the story taken into devolved Scotland, as one of the themes of the book was the gradual creep of central Scottish power. Hunter looks at the impact of Lowland attitudes on topics like the clearances and ‘45; and also the distinctiveness of different parts of the region – looking at the relationship between Shetland and the Faroe Islands, for example; and the fate of Norn, in an interesting section on language. Highly recommended.

- 30/08/2018
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