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Scotland's Seven Ill Years: Contexts and Debates

Karen J. Cullen

in Famine in Scotland - the 'Ill Years' of the 1690s

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print February 2010 | ISBN: 9780748638871
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748653508 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638871.003.0002
Scotland's Seven Ill Years: Contexts and Debates

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This chapter addresses the debate surrounding the famine as it currently stands amongst Scottish historians and its context as one of four ‘disasters’ to befall Scotland in this decade. Since a comparative approach is a key theme of the book, the famine is also analysed within the context of the many European subsistence crises of the 1690s.

Keywords: Scottish history; famine; disasters; European subsistence crises

Chapter.  10444 words. 

Subjects: Regional and Area Studies

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