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Scotland: Mapping the Nation Hardcover – 1 Sep 2011

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Birlinn Ltd (1 Sept. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841589691
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841589695
  • Product Dimensions: 24.6 x 3 x 25 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,075,521 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Mixes lavish illustration with academic rigour and engaging anecdotes. Those who read this book will never 'read' a map in quite the same way again' --Sunday Herald

'A real treasure of a book' --Alexander McCall Smith in the Mail on Sunday

'A splendiferous treat of text and illustration' --TC Smout, The Herald

'A beautiful tome' --Scotland Magazine

'A well crafted message is told of maps, Scotland, and Scottishness, and the connections between them; of how maps helped shape the nation as seen from within and without; and of how maps worked ideologically and in the everyday lives of the Scots to shape identity.' - Journal of Historical Geography. 'Christopher Fleet, Margaret Wilkes and Charles W J Withers Scotland Mapping the Nation (Birlinn in association with the National Library of Scotland) is the first book to systematically exploit Scotland s treasure trove of maps as a major source for the history of the nation: beautifully produced with a text full of unexpected insights.' --Tom Devine, Scottish Review of Books

Some books are simply so magnificent in their scope and execution you know they are destined to become classics from the moment you open the cover and begin to turn the pages. "Scotland: Mapping the Nation" is one of those books, --Undisocvered Scotland

'A well crafted message is told of maps, Scotland, and Scottishness, and the connections between them; of how maps helped shape the nation as seen from within and without; and of how maps worked ideologically and in the everyday lives of the Scots to shape identity.' - Journal of Historical Geography. 'Christopher Fleet, Margaret Wilkes and Charles W J Withers Scotland Mapping the Nation (Birlinn in association with the National Library of Scotland) is the first book to systematically exploit Scotland s treasure trove of maps as a major source for the history of the nation: beautifully produced with a text full of unexpected insights.' --Tom Devine, Scottish Review of Books

The wealth of illustrations and their variety, all with excellent descriptions, make every chapter a delight to read. I cannot recommend it highly enough, --Edinburgh University Club of Toronto newsletter

beautifully crafted and wholly accessible while still delivering academic insight --Geographical Magazine

About the Author

Chris Fleet studied Geography at the University of Durham. He is Senior Map Curator in the National Library of Scotland. In 2010, he was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society Margaret Wilkes is a Member of the Steering Committee of the Scottish Maps Forum, a Director of The Royal Scottish Geographical Society, Convenor of its Collections & Information Committee and Joint Chairman of its Edinburgh Centre. Charles W.J. Withers is Professor of Historical Geography at the University of Edinburgh. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, the Royal Society of Edinburgh and The Royal Scottish Geographical Society.


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