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Prologue: Writing a Life of William the Conqueror

David Bates

in William the Conqueror

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300118759
eISBN:
9780300183832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300118759.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This introductory chapter details the background context behind the making of this book, from the author's motivations and influences to the approaches taken in writing the storied history of William ... More


Glorious Independence

Jenni Calder

in Lost in the Backwoods: Scots and the North American Wilderness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748647392
eISBN:
9780748689279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748647392.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter demonstrates that the New World wilderness had a romantic as well as a pragmatic appeal; as the Highland clans became tamed and their landscape commercialised, the call of the American ... More


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