BookFirst extended treatment of the city of St Andrews during the middle ages. St Andrews was of tremendous significance in medieval Scotland. Its importance remains readily apparent in the buildings which cluster the rocky promontory jutting out into the North Sea: the towers and walls of cathedral, castle and university...
BookThe Tomb presents the story of an extraordinary ancient Egyptian tomb, built around 1290BC in the city of Thebes for a Chief of Police and his wife, and reused for over 1000 years. It was sealed shortly after the Roman conquest of Egypt with an intact family burial. When excavated...
BookDu Canard Apicius à la Pêche Melba, en passant par le Foie de veau du doge de Venise, les Asperges à la Pompadour et le poulet Marengo, ce livre propose une histoire du monde en 50 recettes : le contexte historique pour chacune et, bien sûr, la marche à suivre...
Godfroy-Tavart De Borms, Marion ; Dectot, Xavier
BookFolding screens are luxuriously beautiful and uniquely designed pictorial compositions that present the social and cultural ideals of their time. Golden Fantasies assembles superb examples of folding screens, many from private New York collections and previously unseen by the public. The works in this exhibition fall into three broad categories:...
Ancient lives: object, people and place in Early Scotland. Essays for David V Clarke on his 70th birthdayAncient Lives provides new perspectives on object, people and place in early Scotland and beyond. The 19 papers cover topics ranging from the Neolithic to the Medieval period, and from modern museum practice to ancient craft skills. The material culture of ancient lives is centre stage – how it was...
BookThis collection of essays discusses the marketing of scientific and medical instruments from the eighteenth century to the First World War. The evidence presented here is derived from sources as diverse as contemporary trade literature, through newspaper advertisements, to rarely-surviving inventories, and from the instruments themselves. The picture may not...
Morrison-Low, A D
BookThe Traprain Law treasure from east Lothian in south-east Scotland is the most dramatic hoard of late Roman Hacksilber yet found. The interpretation of these bent, broken and crushed silver fragments has long been debated. Were they loot broken up by uncultured barbarians, or some form of diplomatic gift? This...
BookTo celebrate the 150th anniversary of the National Museum of Scotland this book showcases over 100 of its treasures, from the departments of Scottish History and Archaeology, Art and Design, Science and Technology, Natural Sciences and World Cultures
BookSourcing Scottish Redwares examines Scotland's extensive iron-rich clay sources which were exploited for the production of pottery, tiles and later bricks, from the 13th century onwards. Supported by Historic Scotland the authors used inductively coupled plasma-mass spectroscopy (ICP-MS) in conjunction with the British Geological Survey's national geochemical database of stream...
Haggarty, George ; Hall, Derek ; Chenery, Simon
BookA comparative study of Scotland’s global military diaspora, focusing on the impact of the Great War. Between the 1820s and 1914 over two million people emigrated from Scotland, settling primarily in North America, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. One of the most distinctive ways in which the influence of...
Forsyth, David ; Ugolini, Wendy