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Wars of Scotland, 1214-1371, The
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WARS OF SCOTLAND, 1214-1371, THE

PAPERBACK BY BROWN, MICHAEL

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ISBN
9780748612383
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EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
 
 
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EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
392 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
30 APR 2004

DESCRIPTION

The Wars of Scotland is the story of the pivotal period in Scottish history between 1214 and 1371. The century and a half between the death of King William the Lion and the accession of the Stewarts witnessed major changes in the internal character of the kingdom and its place in the wider European world. The opening decades of this era seemed to be dominated by the continued development of a defined Scottish realm but the crisis which engulfed the kings and their people meant that issues of war and allegiance would make fourteenth-century Scotland a very different place. This book is the first detailed discussion of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries as a single period of both developing and fragmenting political hierarchies and communities. The Wars of Scotland provides a political narrative which places events in their immediate context as well as highlighting special issues and groups in thematic chapters. It also introduces a new discussion of the stability and unity of Scotland as a realm and community and of the impact of war and dynastic crisis on a Medieval state.

CONTENTS

List of Maps and Tables; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part One: The Scottish Realm (1214-1286); Chapter 1 King and Kingdom; Chapter 2 Alexander II; Chapter 3 Alexander III; Chapter 4 The Sea Kings; Chapter 5 Lords and Communities: Political Society in the Thirteenth Century; Chapter 6 Church and Realm; Chapter 7 Scotland and the Anglo-French World; Part Two: War and the Reshaping of Scotland (1286-1371); Chapter 8 The Crisis of Kingship (1286-96); Chapter 9 The Scottish Wars (1297-1314); Chapter 10 Robert I; Chapter 11 The War of the Three Kings (1332-1357); Chapter 12 Lordship of the Isles; Chapter 13 Europe and the Scottish Wars; Chapter 14 Allegiance and Identity; Chapter 15 The Legacy of War: Scotland in the Thirteen-sixties; Conclusion A United Kingdom?; Table of Events; Guide to Further Reading; Bibliography; Index.