Aberdeen before 1800
|Subject: Local History
Illustrated – 50 illus in colour and 70b/w
approx. 300 pages
ISBN: 1 86232 114 0
1 86232 119 1 hbk £25
Companion volume to Aberdeen 1800-2000
This volume, the earlier of the two-volume official History of Aberdeen, provides a comprehensive picture of the development of the two historic burghs of Old Aberdeen and New Aberdeen over their first seven centuries, from 1100 to 1800. As early as the 14th century, Aberdeen was recognised as one of the ‘four great towns of Scotland’. Early settlement, the growing townscape and social change over the centuries are all traced. Aberdeen’s contacts with the sea and other towns overseas and its economy and politics, both local and national, are assessed. And Aberdonians themselves, the vital forces behind the history of the two burghs, are highlighted: their faith and culture, homes and health, and their education and pastimes are all rediscovered.
Patricia E. Dennison is Director of the Centre for Scottish Urban History at the University of Edinburgh David Ditchburn is Lecturer in History at the University of Aberdeen Michael Lynch is Professor of Scottish History at the University of Edinburgh.