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The West Highland Galley - Denis Rixson
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[SR: 784163], Hardcover, [EAN: 9781874744863], Birlinn Ltd, Birlinn Ltd, Book, [PU: Birlinn Ltd], 1998-07-01, Birlinn Ltd, From the resonant prose of the Privy Council Registers it is clear that Highland galleys were a thorn in the flesh of the Lowland government. But they were also much more than that. For nearly a millenium, the West Highland Galley was the vehicle for island life. A Gaelic adaptation of a Norse design, the ships guaranteed the independence of the islands for hundreds of years. This book is a long overdue assessment of these important and enigmatic craft. For the first time, Denis Rixson brings out the importance of the galley in the economy of the Highlands as a means of transporting mercenaries to Ireland. With the Union of the Crowns, this source of employment and money dried up and the collapse of the Highland economy followed. The author shows how this surplus manpower became a major factor in the collapse of Scotland into civil war and anarchy from the 1630s on. Although extensively researched, this is a fascinating and accessible book for general readers as well as historians., 68, Business, Finance & Law, 268091, Accounting, 659886, Biographies & Histories, 276808, Careers, 404214, E-Commerce, 268153, Economics, 275945, Law, 268290, Management, 268203, Personal Finance, 268179, Professional Finance, 659890, Reference & Education, 268314, Sales & Marketing, 268144, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 4117751, Scotland, 271343, Great Britain, 271480, Europe, 65, History, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 772016, Maritime History & Piracy, 771718, World History, 65, History, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 277120, Ships, 277076, Transport, 59, Reference, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 278258, Marine & Nautical, 922400, Naval Architecture, 922398, Navigation, 278262, Offshore Engineering, 278115, Engineering & Technology, 57, Science & Nature, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 279925, Guide Books, 279918, United Kingdom, 400040, Countries & Regions, 83, Travel & Holiday, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 279792, Guidebook Series, 400048, AA Publishing, 279795, Berlitz, 506834, Bradt Travel Guides, 779544, Cadogan Guides, 281541, Dorling Kindersley Travel Guides, 279803, English Heritage, 279806, Fodor, 284659, Footprint, 279807, Frommer, 279809, Globetrotter, 279812, Insight Guide, 279813, Insight Pocket Guide, 279816, Lonely Planet, 5854110031, Marco Polo, 279818, Michelin, 279823, Ordnance Survey, 279826, Rough Guide, 746126, Thomas Cook, 279829, Time Out, 279832, Walkabout & Driveabout, 83, Travel & Holiday, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books

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[SR: 784163], Hardcover, [EAN: 9781874744863], Birlinn Ltd, Birlinn Ltd, Book, [PU: Birlinn Ltd], 1998-07-01, Birlinn Ltd, From the resonant prose of the Privy Council Registers it is clear that Highland galleys were a thorn in the flesh of the Lowland government. But they were also much more than that. For nearly a millenium, the West Highland Galley was the vehicle for island life. A Gaelic adaptation of a Norse design, the ships guaranteed the independence of the islands for hundreds of years. This book is a long overdue assessment of these important and enigmatic craft. For the first time, Denis Rixson brings out the importance of the galley in the economy of the Highlands as a means of transporting mercenaries to Ireland. With the Union of the Crowns, this source of employment and money dried up and the collapse of the Highland economy followed. The author shows how this surplus manpower became a major factor in the collapse of Scotland into civil war and anarchy from the 1630s on. Although extensively researched, this is a fascinating and accessible book for general readers as well as historians., 68, Business, Finance & Law, 268091, Accounting, 659886, Biographies & Histories, 276808, Careers, 404214, E-Commerce, 268153, Economics, 275945, Law, 268290, Management, 268203, Personal Finance, 268179, Professional Finance, 659890, Reference & Education, 268314, Sales & Marketing, 268144, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 4117751, Scotland, 271343, Great Britain, 271480, Europe, 65, History, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 772016, Maritime History & Piracy, 771718, World History, 65, History, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 277120, Ships, 277076, Transport, 59, Reference, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 278258, Marine & Nautical, 922400, Naval Architecture, 922398, Navigation, 278262, Offshore Engineering, 278115, Engineering & Technology, 57, Science & Nature, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 279925, Guide Books, 279918, United Kingdom, 400040, Countries & Regions, 83, Travel & Holiday, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 279792, Guidebook Series, 400048, AA Publishing, 279795, Berlitz, 506834, Bradt Travel Guides, 779544, Cadogan Guides, 281541, Dorling Kindersley Travel Guides, 279803, English Heritage, 279806, Fodor, 284659, Footprint, 279807, Frommer, 279809, Globetrotter, 279812, Insight Guide, 279813, Insight Pocket Guide, 279816, Lonely Planet, 5854110031, Marco Polo, 279818, Michelin, 279823, Ordnance Survey, 279826, Rough Guide, 746126, Thomas Cook, 279829, Time Out, 279832, Walkabout & Driveabout, 83, Travel & Holiday, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books

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England: Birlinn Publishers, 1997-01-01. Hardcover. 3/very good. Octavo 237 pp ' The West Highland Galley was a Gaelic adaption of a Norse design, the ships guaranteed the independence of the islands. This text assesses the importance of the galley in the economy of the Highlands.'Photographs provided upon request., Birlinn Publishers, 1997-01-01

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The West Highland Galley

For nearly a millennium, the West Highland Galley was the primary vehicle for island life in Scotland. Also known as the "birlinn", from the Norse, it was a small cargo ship similar to the Viking longship. This accessible book provides a full assessment of these ancient Scottish galleys, and a vital appreciation of their practical and symbolic role in medieval culture. They were crucial to the Scots for trade, exploration, invasion, and warfare. They were used to transport mercenaries to Ireland, and when the union of the crowns took place, this employment and income dried up. As Rixson shows, this in turn brought about the collapse of the Highland economy and contributed greatly to the collapse of Scotland into civil war and anarchy from the 1630's on. A Gaelic adaptation of a Norse design, the ships guaranteed the independence of the islands. The birlinns are known of through poetry and metaphor, and they can be seen in carvings and seals, but very little has been written about these ships, even though they are essential to an understanding of West Highland and Hebridean culture.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9781874744863
ISBN (ISBN-10): 1874744866
Hardcover
Publishing year: 1998
Publisher: BIRLINN LTD
300 Pages
Weight: 0,449 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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