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:
Scotland's Seven Ill Years: Contexts and Debates

Show Summary Details


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

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.