By Steve Murdoch
Migration is a primary function of human event. This notable number of essays specializes in a very fascinating series of migrations: these of Scots through the interval 1600-1800. The e-book first considers the “near-abroad” (Ireland), the “middle-abroad” (Poland and Lithuania), and the “far-abroad” (the Americas), after which information a couple of acutely revealing case histories of Scottish groups in Bergen (Norway), Rotterdam and the Maas (the Netherlands), Gothenburg (Sweden), Kèdainiai (Lithuania), and Hamburg (Germany). Then, targeting the Netherlands, the point of interest shifts to express cultural/occupational milieux: exiles (usually for spiritual reasons), scholars, and squaddies or sailors. In end, 3 top scholars—Lex Heerma van Voss, Sølvi Søgner, and Thomas O’Connor—offer wider contextual views that evaluate the Scottish event with that of different nations. As Professor T.C. Smout says in his Foreword, “The current quantity is a step forward, absolutely the most important strengthen within the box for 100 years.”
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