Understanding Scottish Graveyards

By Betty Willsher

Format: Paperback

Takes an historical and interpretative approach to Scotland's graveyards. The author examines their past and points out the features in them that reflect it. She guides the reader among the stones explaining early symbolic carvings and analysing the changing fashions in sculpture and inscription.

Availability: Out of stock

RRP: £9.99

Price: £9.99

Special Price £8.99

National Museums of Scotland Enterprises - Publishing

NMS publishes a wide variety of books relating to history, culture, natural science etc and museum exhibitions.

Product Description

Details

The author takes an historical and interpretative approach to Scotland's graveyards. She examines their past and points out the features in them that reflect it; she guides the reader among the stones explaining early symbolic carvings and analysing the changing fashions in sculpture and inscription. Her purpose is not only to inspire in reader a fresh appreciation of the local graveyard but also to alert them to the urgent need for further graveyard recording and conservation. Clear and accessible, the book reflects the author's long experience of recording Scottish kirkyard memorials.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Format Paperback
Imprint National Museums of Scotland Enterprises - Publishing
Publication Date 29 Apr 2005
ISBN 9781901663969
Number of Pages 96

Customer Reviews

Write Your Own Review

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

Press Reviews

'Indispensable for those wishing to find out about or visit Scottish graveyards. A new classic.'British Archaeology 'The volume, and Willsher's numerous other publications, have played a major part ion the reinvigoration of the recording and study of Scotland's burial grounds. Understanding Scottish Graveyards has established itself as a standard work of reference, both for casual visitors and those actively engaged in recording or conservation. ,,, One volume cannot hope to cover comprehensively such a vast field, but the major revisions of this edition, the provision of detailed notes at the end of each chapter and an extended bibliography bring it up-to-date with references to recent research, publications and the diversity of resources now available on the Internet.' Vernacular Building

Also by this author

You may also like