Item description for Scottish Communities Abroad In The Early Modern Period (Studies in Medieval and Reformation Traditions, V. 107) by Alexia Grosjean...
Migration is a fundamental feature of human experience. This extraordinary collection of essays focuses on a particularly intriguing sequence of migrations: those of Scots during the period 1600-1800. The book first considers the "near-abroad" (Ireland), the "middle-abroad" (Poland and Lithuania), and the "far-abroad" (the Americas), and then details a number of acutely revealing case histories of Scottish communities in Bergen (Norway), Rotterdam and the Maas (the Netherlands), Gothenburg (Sweden), Kdainiai (Lithuania), and Hamburg (Germany). Then, concentrating on the Netherlands, the focus shifts to specific cultural/occupational milieux: exiles (usually for religious reasons), students, and soldiers or sailors. In conclusion, three leading scholars---Lex Heerma van Voss, Slvi Sgner, and Thomas O'Connor---offer wider contextual perspectives that compare the Scottish experience with that of other countries. As Professor T.C. Smout says in his Foreword, "The present volume is a breakthrough, surely the biggest advance in the field for a hundred years."
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Studio: Brill Academic Pub
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.7" Width: 6.4" Height: 1.3" Weight: 1.85 lbs.
Release Date May 15, 2005
Publisher Brill Academic Pub
ISBN 9004143068 ISBN13 9789004143067