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Raasay: The Island and its People

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Raasay forms part of the parish of Portree, Skye. This work is a history of Raasay and traces the island's story from the medieval period into the 20th century, showing that, far from being a carbon copy of Skye, Raasay has a history of its own, forged by its own unique attributes. Although there are traces of human habitation dating from the last Ice Age, it is not until the 16th century that written records are found. This examination of these documents challenges many long-held assumptions about the island's history, not least that the MacGilleCalum, or MacLeods of Raasay, were believed to have received Raasay from the MacLeods of Lewis, from whom they were directly descended.
The dustjacket has light shelfwear but is otherwise in good condition. The hardback cover has slight bumping and fading to the top and bottom but is otherwise sound. The binding is in good condition. The pages, which include colour and black and white illustrations, are in good clean condition with only very light yellowing towards the edges.
Copyright 2002.

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dustjacket
Author(s):
Norma MacLeod
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
16 x 24.3 x 2.9 cm
Edition:
2002
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1841582352
ISBN-13:
9781841582351
Number of pages:
291
Publisher:
Birlinn
Title:
Raasay: The Island and its People

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Raasay forms part of the parish of Portree, Skye. This work is a history of Raasay and traces the island's story from the medieval period into the 20th century, showing that, far from being a carbon copy of Skye, Raasay has a history of its own, forged by its own unique attributes. Although there are traces of human habitation dating from the last Ice Age, it is not until the 16th century that written records are found. This examination of these documents challenges many long-held assumptions about the island's history, not least that the MacGilleCalum, or MacLeods of Raasay, were believed to have received Raasay from the MacLeods of Lewis, from whom they were directly descended.
The dustjacket has light shelfwear but is otherwise in good condition. The hardback cover has slight bumping and fading to the top and bottom but is otherwise sound. The binding is in good condition. The pages, which include colour and black and white illustrations, are in good clean condition with only very light yellowing towards the edges.
Copyright 2002.

Added value:
dustjacket
Author(s):
Norma MacLeod
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
16 x 24.3 x 2.9 cm
Edition:
2002
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1841582352
ISBN-13:
9781841582351
Number of pages:
291
Publisher:
Birlinn
Title:
Raasay: The Island and its People

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