Scottish Clans and TartansBook - 2000
The origin of Scottish clans & their distinctive dress is wrapped in controversy. Yet their story can be traced back to the middle of the fifth century--and to Ireland, where the Scots then lived. This authoritative, elegantly composed guide covers over 140 clans. Organized alphabetically, the entries include information on each clan's location & history, its nomenclature, & renowned clansmen--as well as the clan's current status & development. The Scots' ancient sense of kinship is colorfully expressed through their distinctive tartans--beautifully conveyed with full-color illustrations throughout the book, & complemented by detailed information on the color, pattern, & set of each clan. Furthermore, Scottish Clans & Tartans offers the reader breathtaking photographs of the Scottish landscape, fascinating illustrations & photos of important monuments & events, & black-and-white portraits of historically significant clansmen. The story of Scotland's clans & tartans is one of irresistible appeal, interwoven with a history of drama, intrigue, bravery, violence & romance.
Publisher: New York : Lyons Press, 2000
Edition: 1st Lyons Press ed
Characteristics: 271 p. : col. ill., map ; 26 cm