Famine in Scotland - the 'Ill Years' of the 1690s

Famine in Scotland - the 'Ill Years' of the 1690s

by Karen Cullen



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780748638871
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 04/09/2010
Series: Scottish Historical Review Monographs Series
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Karen Cullen is Lecturer in Scottish History at the UHI Centre for History, UHI Millenium Institute

Table of Contents

Tables and Figures vi

Abbreviations viii

Glossary of Terms x

Acknowledgements xii

County Map of Scotland xiii

Introduction 1

1 Scotland's Seven Ill Years: Contexts and Debates 10

2 Climate, Weather and Agriculture: The Making of a Famine 31

3 There Arose a Dearth: The Grain Market in Crisis 54

4 Providing for the Destitute 93

5 Famine: The Demographic Disaster 123

6 Fleeing the Famine: Migration and Emigration 157

Conclusion 187

Appendix: Poor Assessment 192

Bibliography 197

Index 214

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