The Border Antiquities of England and Scotland Comprising Specimens of Architecture and Sculpture, and Other Vestiges of Former Ages, Accompanied by Descriptions

by Sir Walter Scott

Part of the Cambridge Library Collection - Medieval History Series

The Border Antiquities of England and Scotland Comprising Specimens of Architecture and Sculpture, and Other Vestiges of Former Ages, Accompanied by Descriptions Synopsis

The work of the poet and novelist Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) frequently reflected his interest in Scottish history, and he is regarded as having written some of the most influential historical fiction of the nineteenth century. His literary works include the poem The Lady of the Lake and the novels Waverley and Ivanhoe. Originally published in two volumes in 1814-17, this one-volume reissue is a work of non-fiction that illuminates Border history as revealed through architecture and artefacts. Scott was not the sole author, but his substantial introduction sets the historical scene for the entries on various castles, churches and other historic structures on both sides of the border. Illustrative extracts of his poetry are also included, along with many detailed engravings of the evocative scenes and buildings described.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781108046251
Publication date: 14th June 2012
Author: Sir Walter Scott
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 602 pages
Categories: Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900,

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