Famine in Scotland - the 'Ill Years' of the 1690s (Scottish Historical Review Monographs)

By: Karen Cullen

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Hardcover in Fine condition with Fine dustwrapper. First edition, pp 232, maps and graphs, bibliography, index. This book examines the climatic and economic origins of the last national famine to occur in Scotland, the nature and extent of the crisis which ensued, and what the impact of the famine was upon the population in demographic, economic and social terms. Current published knowledge about the causes, extent, and impact of the famine in Scotland is limited and many conclusions have been speculative in the absence of extensive research. Despite the critical importance of this crisis, one of the four disasters of the 1690s, which are widely acknowledged to have contributed to the economic arguments in favour of the Union of the Parliaments in 1707, the topic has been largely neglected and even underplayed by historians.

Title: Famine in Scotland - the 'Ill Years' of the 1690s (Scottish Historical Review Monographs)

Author Name: Karen Cullen

Categories: Scottish History,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press: 2010

ISBN Number: 0748638873

ISBN Number 13: 9780748638871

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Type: Book

Seller ID: 006643