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Reading the Gaelic Landscape

Reading the Gaelic Landscape

Leughadh Aghaidh Na Tìre

  • Author: John Murray
  • Publisher: Whittles
  • ISBN: 9781849954389
  • Category:
  • Page: 256
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This is a comprehensive field guide to the toponymy of the Gaelic landscape which helps people to interpret Highland landscape through place-names. Landscape character and history are perceived through a Gaelic lens.

Handbook of Entrepreneurship and Marketing

Handbook of Entrepreneurship and Marketing

  • Author: Ian Fillis,Nick Telford
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 178536457X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 480
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This timely and incisive Handbook provides critical contemporary insights into the theory and practice of entrepreneurship and marketing in the twenty-first century. Bringing together rich and varied contributions from prominent international researchers, it offers a reflective synthesis of scholarship at the interface between marketing and entrepreneurship.

Arts, Religion, and the Environment

Arts, Religion, and the Environment

Exploring Nature's Texture

  • Author: Sigurd Bergmann,Forrest J. Clingerman
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004358986
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 232
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Exploring Nature’s Texture brings together a collection of internationally-known group of artists, theologians, anthropologists and philosophers to look at the imaginative possibilities of using the visual arts to address the breakdown of the human relationship with the environment.

Stepping Westward

Stepping Westward

Writing the Highland Tour c. 1720-1830

  • Author: Nigel Leask
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0192590235
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 368
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Stepping Westward is the first book dedicated to the literature of the Scottish Highland tour of 1720-1830, a major cultural phenomenon that attracted writers and artists like Pennant, Johnson and Boswell, William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Coleridge, Scott, Hogg, Keats, Daniell, and Turner, as well as numerous less celebrated travellers and tourists. Addressing more than a century's worth of literary and visual representations of the Highlands, the book casts new light on how the tour developed a modern literature of place, acting as a catalyst for thinking about improvement, landscape, and the shaping of British, Scottish, and Gaelic identities. It pays attention to the relationship between travellers and the native Gaels, whose world was plunged into crisis by rapid and forced social change. At the book's core lie the best-selling tours of Pennant and Dr Johnson, associated with attempts to 'improve' the intractable Gaidhealtachd in the wake of Culloden. Alongside the Ossian craze and Gilpin's picturesque, their books stimulated a wave of 'home tours' from the 1770s through the romantic period, including writing by women like Sarah Murray and Dorothy Wordsworth. The incidence of published Highland Tours (many lavishly illustrated), peaked around 1800, but as the genre reached exhaustion, the 'romantic Highlands' were reinvented in Scott's poems and novels, coinciding with steam boats and mass tourism, but also rack-renting, sheep clearance, and emigration.

Shell Guide to Reading the Celtic Landscapes

Shell Guide to Reading the Celtic Landscapes

  • Author: Richard Muir
  • Publisher: Michael Joseph
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Britons.
  • Page: 288
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Reading the Irish Landscape

Reading the Irish Landscape

  • Author: Frank Mitchell,Michael Ryan
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Geology
  • Page: 392
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This is the third revision of this seminal work. Co-authored by original author Frank Mitchell and now Michael Ryan, the result is a stunning collaboration between masters giving all the elements of the original book, modified, updated and further enhanced by the inclusion of a new narrative of Irish archaeology from the Stone Age to the Norman Invasion. Together they have successfully undertaken the daunting task of giving in one book the story of the shaping of the land from the beginning of time until now, by all tbe varying forces of nature, sea, climate, man and machine. The story takes in the shaping of the crust, the movement of glaciers, the first men and their primitive agriculture, their buildings and their effect on the forests, the growth of bogs, new migrations, the rise of the monasteries of the Early Christians and the castles of conquest, the devastation of war, urban growth, modern agriculture and afforestation, all set against the backdrop of the landscape, arguably one Ireland's most precious resources.

The New Reading the Landscape

The New Reading the Landscape

Fieldwork in Landscape History

  • Author: Richard Muir
  • Publisher: Liverpool University Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 256
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As well as covering villages, woodlands and roads, this text explores how landscape features are human ideas made manifest - boundary walls and hedges reflect territoriality, churches reflect belief and castles reflect the need for defence.

Minority Languages in the Linguistic Landscape

Minority Languages in the Linguistic Landscape

  • Author: D. Gorter,H. F. Marten,L. Van Mensel
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230360238
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 347
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Providing an innovative approach to the written displays of minority languages in public space this volume explores minority language situations through the lens of linguistic landscape research. Based on very tangible data it explores the 'same old issues' of language contact and language conflict in new ways.

The Poetics of Space and Place in Scottish Literature

The Poetics of Space and Place in Scottish Literature

  • Author: Monika Szuba,Julian Wolfreys
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3030126455
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 304
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This book addresses the poetics of space and place in Scottish literature. Focusing chiefly on twentieth- and twenty-first century texts, with acknowledgement of historical and philosophical contexts, the essays address representation, narrative form, the work of the poetic, perception and experience. Major genres and forms are discussed, and authors as diverse as George Mackay Brown, Kathleen Jamie, Ken McLeod and Kei Miller are presented through theoretically informed, historically contextualized close readings. Additionally considering the role of dialect and region in the poetry and fiction of modern Scotland, the volume argues for an appreciation of the cultural diversity of Scottish writers while highlighting the overarching presence of a connection between self and world, subject and place within Scottish literature.

Landscape, Heritage and Identity

Landscape, Heritage and Identity

Case Studies in Irish Ethnography

  • Author: Ullrich Kockel
  • Publisher: Liverpool Studies in European
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 261
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This book presents a cross-section of contemporary ethnographic research on Ireland, ranging from the more traditional concerns of ethnography with rural communities and their heritage to the more recent interest in political culture and socio-economic development. It includes particularly valuable contributions on topics which have to date received little ethnographic attention, such as immigration to the West of Ireland, or the commodification of heritage, and covers both parts of the island.