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    JOHN DONALD: AN IMPRINT OF BIRLINN LTD

    John Donald publishes our academic books on all aspects of Scottish culture, from architecture to philosophy, specialising in Scottish history.

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    'A Great Educational Tradition': A History of Hutchesons' Grammar School

    £25.00
    A history of the second oldest Hospital School foundation in Scotland.

    A History Book for Scots: Selections from the Scotichronicon

    £14.99
    Writing on a small island in the Firth of Forth in the 1440s, Walter Bower set out to tell the whole story of the Scottish nation in a single huge book, the Scotichronicon - 'a history book for Scots'. This fascinating selection is made from the modern 9-volume edition produced by Professor D.E.R. Watt and his team.

    AEthelflaed: Lady of the Mercians

    £14.99
    Published to coincide with the 1100th anniversary of the death of AEthelflaed, who ruled over the ancient kingdom of Mercia (English Midlands). The book examines her important place in history as the only woman who ruled one of the major powers of Dark Age Britain.

    Agreeable Connexions: Scottish Enlightenment Links with France

    £25.00
    This book shows that the links with France stretch back deep into the Middle Ages, and continue without a break into the eighteenth century, the Age of Enlightenment.

    Alba: Celtic Scotland in the Medieval Era

    £20.00
    A group of distinguished Scottish medievalists examines various aspects of the history of Celtic or Gaelic-speaking Scotland from the sub-Roman period to the sixteenth century.

    Alexander II: King of Scots 1214-1249

    £25.00
    This book explores the king's successes and failures, offering a fresh assessment of his contribution to the making of Scotland as a nation.

    Alexander III, 1249-1286: First Among Equals

    £60.00
    Presiding over an age of relative peace and prosperity, Alexander III represented the zenith of Scottish medieval kingship. The events which followed his early and unexpected death plunged Scotland into turmoil, and into a period of warfare and internal decline which almost brought about the demise of the Scottish state.

    Alexander III, 1249-1286: First Among Equals

    £30.00
    The first full-scale academic study of Alexander III's reign since 1937, with a fundamentally different treatment in terms of the relationships between king and magnates.

    JOHN DONALD: AN IMPRINT OF BIRLINN LTD