Emperor's New Kilt

Emperor's New Kilt

by Jan-Andrew Henderson
     
 

Did you know that a Scot landed in America a century before Columbus? Or that Scotland had electric lighting 70 years before Edison patented the light bulb? Probably not, because Scotland has two histories. The image of the Scots as whisky-drinking, tartan-sporting, tight-fisted kilt wearers is famous throughout the world. The image is manufactured. Yet Scotland's

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Overview

Did you know that a Scot landed in America a century before Columbus? Or that Scotland had electric lighting 70 years before Edison patented the light bulb? Probably not, because Scotland has two histories. The image of the Scots as whisky-drinking, tartan-sporting, tight-fisted kilt wearers is famous throughout the world. The image is manufactured. Yet Scotland's reputation for producing inventors, thinkers, and explorers—people who have changed the course of world history—is nowhere near as prevalent. The scale of Scottish influence has truly been underestimated. This book looks at the things Scots are famous for—and shouldn't be, and the things they aren't famous for—and should be. Jan-Andrew Henderson is the author of The Town Below the Ground: Edinburgh¹s Legendary Underground City.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840183788
Publisher:
Mainstream Publishing Company, Limited
Publication date:
03/01/2001
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
1,099,190
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.80(d)

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