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Morvern Transformed
A Highland Parish in the Nineteenth Century

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  • Date Published: June 1980
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521297974

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  • Dr Gaskell's pioneering study of social and economic change in a west Highland parish during the last century has come to be regarded as a classic of local history, a book which raises issues that are still of general and indeed of national importance. But Morvern Transformed is more than a study of history: it is (to quote Professor R. H. Campbell's new Introduction) 'a fascinating portrayal of a way of life which, only a century old, is already as different from the present as it was in its own day from the way of life another century before.'

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    Review of the hardback: 'A brilliant study of social and economic change in an Argyll parish during the nineteenth century.' Geographical Journal

    Review of the hardback: 'A model of cool appraisal, in which sympathy does not become uncontrolled emotion … well grounded in factual record, but transformed by imagination into absorbing narrative.' History

    Review of the hardback: 'An island of sanity and common sense in a sea of emotion …Dr Gaskell's book is no myopic parochial study. It raises social and economic issues of national importance. The book is a remarkable achievement.' Victorian Studies

    Review of the hardback: 'The most accomplished social and economic history of this corner of the West Highlands … It is the detail of Dr Gaskell's account that is so fascinating.' The Economist

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 1980
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521297974
    • length: 320 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.47kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface (1980)
    Introduction (1980)
    Last of plates
    1. Morvern in 1800: Between the devil and the deep blue sea
    2. The impact of efficiency 1800–1850: people removed, land improved
    3. Holiday home 1850–1870: The estate as a constructive hobby
    4. Rich man's castle 1870–1900: The state as a machine for sport

  • Author

    Philip Gaskell

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