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By Cynthia J. Neville

This formidable booklet examines the come across among Gaels and Europeans in Scotland within the important center a long time, providing new insights into an incredible interval within the formation of the Scots' nationwide identification. it's in response to a detailed studying of the texts of a number of thousand charters, indentures, brieves and different written resources that checklist the enterprise performed in royal and baronial courts around the size and breadth of the medieval country among 1150 and 1400. lower than the vast subject matters of land, legislation and folks, this publication explores how the customs, legislation and traditions of the local population and people of incoming settlers interacted and encouraged one another. Drawing on various theoretical and methodological techniques, the writer areas her material firmly in the fresh historiography of the British Isles and demonstrates how the event of Scotland used to be either just like, and a unique manifestation of, a much wider technique of Europeanisation.

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