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Home Browse Books Book details, Iona: The Living Memory of a Crafting Community,. Iona: The Living Memory of a Crafting Community, 1750-1914. By E. Mairi MacArthur. This book is the first to redress the balance, taking an in-depth look at Iona's economic and social history during the 18th and 19th centuries, a period that saw profound change across the Highlands and Islands. It charts the agricultural reorganisation that led to a crofting system, follows the islanders through the harsh decade of the potato famine and records their worship and education, their crafts and customs, and the ties of kinship that underpinned their community.

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oceedings{MacArthur1991IonaTL, title {Iona: The Living Memory of a Crofting Community, 1750-1914}, author {E. Mairi MacArthur}, year {1991} }. E. The Hebridean island of Iona has attracted outside interest for hundreds of years, from St Columba in the 6th century to the thousands of modern-day visitors. This book describes the economic and social history of the island folk from the mid 18th to the early 20th centuries, giving a full picture of their often harsh lives. It outlines the transfer from communal landholding to a crofting system in 180. ONTINUE READING.

Mairi MacArthur is author of several books including Columba's Island (Edinburgh, 1995). MacArthur offers a fine mix of historical insight and personal sensitivity. As a study of Iona this book must be definitive. - The Herald I hope that some at least of Iona's countless visitors will read this book.

Yet the people who lived and worked alongside its sacred sites have been largely overshadowed until now.

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Mairi MacArthur, Iona: The Living Memory of a Crofting Community 1750 to 1914, Edinburgh University Press, 1990, ISBN 0. .Mairi MacArthur, Iona: The Living Memory of a Crofting Community 1750 to 1914, Edinburgh University Press, 1990, ISBN 0 3, pp ix, 260, £1. 5.

Mairi MacArthur, Iona: The Living Memory of a Crofting Community 1750 to 1914, Edinburgh University Press, 1990, ISBN 0 3, pp ix, 260, £1. Published online by Cambridge University Press: 22 January 2009.

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Iona is a wonderful book. The text is informative, interesting and well-written, and the photographs are great! Whether you are planning a trip or have already been there, it's a must.

The Hebridean island of Iona has been the focus of intense outside interest for over fourteen hundred years, from the time of St Columba's monastery in the sixth century through to the transfer of its renowned monuments into the care of Historic Scotland in the year 2000

The Hebridean island of Iona has been the focus of intense outside interest for over fourteen hundred years, from the time of St Columba's monastery in the sixth century through to the transfer of its renowned monuments into the care of Historic Scotland in the year 2000.

Yet the people who lived and worked alongside its sacred sites have been largely overshadowed until now. This book is the first to redress the balance, taking an in-depth look at Iona's economic and social history during the 18th and 19th centuries, a period that saw profound change across the Highlands and Islands.

It charts the agricultural reorganisation that led to a crofting system, follows the islanders through the harsh decade of the potato famine and records their worship and education, their crafts and customs, and the ties of kinship that underpinned their community. A broad range of sources are woven together - documentary, material, topographical and photographic, along with oral testimony handed down the generations - to create a vivid picture of Iona's past.


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Naril
Iona is a wonderful book. The text is informative, interesting and well-written, and the photographs are great! Whether you are planning a trip or have already been there, it's a must.
Fomand
This is one of the few books that does justice to Iona, an island that has enchanted and captivated visitors for, literally, thousands of years. It is truly difficult to convey the elusive magic of Iona, that combination of physical place and atmosphere which draws so many of us back, time after time. Colin Baxter needs no introduction to those familiar with landscape photography in Scotland, and his work here is up to his usual breath-taking standard. Mairi MacArthur has a solid grounding in the history of the island, and of Argyll and the Highlands, as well as a sympathetic but honest perspective on islanders, past and present. As a guide during your visit to Iona, the book is first-rate. The maps and diagrams are simple but clear and full. The explanations and descriptions help you understand what you see around you, in terms of geology, ecology, human settlements, animal and human life - and including of course the ancient religious centre. It is readable and useful for those less familiar with Scotland and its life and traditions as well as for those of us who live here For those who have visited Iona, it is a lovely reminder. For those who have not yet had that privilege, this is a taster which should have you itching to come.
Iona: The Living Memory of a Crofting Community, 1750-1914 download epub
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Author: Professor E. Mairi MacArthur
ISBN: 0748602143
Category: History
Subcategory: Europe
Language: English
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press (March 18, 1991)
Pages: 296 pages