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From an Antique Land By Anne MacLeod

From an Antique Land

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This book looks at visual images as an alternative and undervalued source of evidence for ideas about the Scottish Gaidhealtachd in the period 1700 - 1880. Illustrated with 100 plates, it brings together many little known and previously unrelated images.
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From an Antique Land: Visual Representations of the Highlands and Islands 1700-1880 by Anne MacLeod

This book looks at visual images as an alternative and undervalued source of evidence for ideas about the Scottish Gaidhealtachd in the period 1700 - 1880. Illustrated with 100 plates, it brings together many little known and previously unrelated images. Addressing the textual bias inherent in Scottish historical studies, the book examines a broad range of maps, plans, paintings, drawings, sketches and printed images, arguing that the concept of antiquity was the single most powerful influence driving the visual representation of the Highlands and Islands from 1700 to 1880, and indeed beyond. Successive chapters look at archaeological, ethnological and geological motives for visualising the Highlands, and at the bias in favour of antiquity which resulted from the spread of these intellectual influences into the fine arts. The book concludes that the shadow of time which hallmarked visual representations of the region resulted in a preservationist mentality which has had powerful repercussions for approaches to Highland issues down to the present day.
The book will appeal to historians, art historians, cultural geographers, and the general reader interested in Highland history and culture.

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About Anne MacLeod


Anne MacLeod grew up in Wester Ross. She graduated in English Language and History from the University of Glasgow, gained a PhD in History from the University of Glasgow and a Postgraduate Diploma in Archives and Records Management from the University of Dundee. She is Skye and Lochalsh Area Archivist and lives on the Isle of Skye.

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GOR010715632
From an Antique Land: Visual Representations of the Highlands and Islands 1700-1880 by Anne MacLeod
Anne MacLeod
Used - Like New
Paperback
John Donald Publishers Ltd
2012-11-01
256
1906566534
9781906566531
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.