Scottish Place-names

By W.F.H. Nicolaisen

Format: Paperback

This book, the result of twenty years' meticulous research, remains the only comprehensive and systematic study of Scottish place-names. This methodological guide provides an extensive overview of the history of ancient and modern place names in Scotland.

Availability: Out of stock

RRP: £20.00

Price: £20.00

Special Price £18.00

Birlinn Limited

Birlinn publishes mostly non-fiction books, ranging from biography to history, military history and Scottish interest. Their imprints, Polygon Books, Arena Sport Books and John Donald Books, publish a wide variety of genres including culture, literary fiction, poetry and sports.

Product Description

Details

This book, the result of twenty years' meticulous research, remains the only comprehensive and systematic study of Scottish place-names. From names which date from the dawn of time - such as the river names Tay and Avon - to more modern place-names, such as Fort William and Helensburgh, W.F.H. Nicolaisen brings to life the rich tapestry of history which has shaped Scotland over thousands of years. When first published in 1976, Scottish place-names was welcomed by reviewers for its innovative thinking and for setting new standards in place-name studies in Scotland. Three further printings within a few years responded to an obvious demand for the kind of overview and methodological guide it provided. The revised edition, first published in 2001, responded to the huge surge of interest in, and study of, Scottish place-names and included an updated preface and additional bibliography.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Format Paperback
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 20 Jun 2011
ISBN 9781906566364
Number of Pages 320

Customer Reviews

Write Your Own Review

Only registered users can write reviews. Please, log in or register

You may also like