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By Cynthia J. Neville

This formidable publication examines the stumble upon among Gaels and Europeans in Scotland within the primary heart a long time, providing new insights into a huge interval within the formation of the Scots' nationwide identification. it truly is according to a detailed examining of the texts of numerous thousand charters, indentures, brieves and different written assets that list the enterprise carried out in royal and baronial courts around the size and breadth of the medieval state among 1150 and 1400. below the large subject matters of land, legislation and other people, this e-book explores how the customs, legislation and traditions of the local population and people of incoming settlers interacted and stimulated one another. Drawing on various theoretical and methodological ways, the writer locations her subject material firmly in the contemporary historiography of the British Isles and demonstrates how the adventure of Scotland used to be either just like, and a special manifestation of, a much broader means of Europeanisation.

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