By Cynthia J. Neville
This bold ebook examines the stumble upon among Gaels and Europeans in Scotland within the principal center a long time, delivering new insights into a tremendous interval within the formation of the Scots' nationwide identification. it truly is in response to a detailed interpreting of the texts of a number of thousand charters, indentures, brieves and different written assets that checklist the enterprise performed in royal and baronial courts around the size and breadth of the medieval state among 1150 and 1400. less than the extensive topics of land, legislations and other people, this publication explores how the customs, legislation and traditions of the local population and people of incoming settlers interacted and encouraged one another. Drawing on quite a number theoretical and methodological methods, the writer areas her subject material firmly in the fresh historiography of the British Isles and demonstrates how the event of Scotland used to be either just like, and a special manifestation of, a much wider strategy of Europeanisation.
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