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The Resource Bludie Harlaw : Realities, Myths, Ballads, Ian A. Olson, (electronic resource)

Bludie Harlaw : Realities, Myths, Ballads, Ian A. Olson, (electronic resource)

Label
Bludie Harlaw : Realities, Myths, Ballads
Title
Bludie Harlaw
Title remainder
Realities, Myths, Ballads
Statement of responsibility
Ian A. Olson
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the summer of 1411, the ageing Donald of Isla, Lord of the Isles, invaded mainland Scotland with a huge, battle-hardened army, only to be fought to a bloody standstill on the plateau of Harlaw, fifteen miles from Aberdeen, a town he had threatened to sack. One of the greatest battles in Scottish history, described by hardened mediaeval chroniclers as 'atrocious', 'Reid Harlaw' left some 3,000 dead and wounded. Dismissed by Scott as a 'Celt v. Saxon' power struggle, it has faded from historical memory, other than in the north-east of Scotland. Written records in Latin, Scots, Gaelic and English are presented in their original form, and with transcriptions and translations. Two major ballads are analysed, one contemporary, and one fabricated over 350 years later - which is still sung. Lowland views dominate, because of the loss and destruction of Highland records, notably those of the Lords of the Isles themselves. The histories themselves fall into two groups - those written at or around the time, and those composed some 300 years later.These later accounts form the basis of most modern descriptions of the battle, but they tend to be romantic and highly imaginative, creating noble order where chaos once existed
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Olson, Ian A
Dewey number
941.103
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Battles
  • Electronic books
  • Scotland
Target audience
adult
Label
Bludie Harlaw : Realities, Myths, Ballads, Ian A. Olson, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT14959349
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781788855402
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT14959349
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
14959349
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Bludie Harlaw : Realities, Myths, Ballads, Ian A. Olson, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT14959349
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781788855402
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT14959349
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
14959349
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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