iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad Apps Search Engine
iPhone Apps Users Community
Advanced search | Example: action games
iPhone apps

A Short History of Scotland

A Short History of Scotland
  • #: 246216
  • Price: $0.99 In Apple Store
  • Category: Books
  • Updated: 2009-03-27
  • Current Version: 1.0
  • 1.0
  • Size: 1.10 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Roger Lichfield
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 2.2 or later
  • © 2009
  •  Add to Favorite apps

 

Description

Here are few paragraphs from the book:

If we could see in a magic mirror the country now called Scotland as it was when the Romans under Agricola (81 A.D.) crossed the Border, we should recognise little but the familiar hills and mountains. The rivers, in the plains, overflowed their present banks; dense forests of oak and pine, haunted by great red deer, elks, and boars, covered land that has long been arable. There were lakes and lagoons where for centuries there have been fields of corn. On the oldest sites of our towns were groups of huts made of clay and wattle, and dominated, perhaps, by the large stockaded house of the tribal prince. In the lochs, natural islands, or artificial islets made of piles (crannogs), afforded standing-ground and protection to villages, if indeed these lake-dwellings are earlier in Scotland than the age of war that followed the withdrawal of the Romans.

The natives were far beyond the savage stage of culture. They lived in an age of iron tools and weapons and of wheeled vehicles; and were in what is called the Late Celtic condition of art and culture, familiar to us from beautiful objects in bronze work, more commonly found in Ireland than in Scotland, and from the oldest Irish romances and poems.

In these “epics” the manners much resemble those described by Homer. Like his heroes, the men in the Cuchullain sagas fight from light chariots, drawn by two ponies, and we know that so fought the tribes in Scotland encountered by Agricola the Roman General (81-85 A.D.) It is even said in the Irish epics that Cuchullain learned his chariotry in Alba—that is, in our Scotland. The warriors had “mighty limbs and flaming hair, ” says Tacitus. Their weapons were heavy iron swords, in bronze sheaths beautifully decorated, and iron-headed spears; they had large round bronze-studded shields, and battle-axes. The dress consisted of two upper garments: first, the smock, of linen or other fabric—in battle, often of tanned hides of animals, —and the mantle, or plaid, with its brooch. Golden torques and heavy gold bracelets were worn by the chiefs; the women had bronze ornaments with brightly coloured enamelled decoration.

iPhone Screenshots

A Short History of Scotland iPhone Screenshot 1
A Short History of Scotland iPhone Screenshot 2

Video Reviews

No video review.

Customer reviews

Write a Review

Be the first to review this app. Write a Review

Forum

Ask a question

Be the first question this app.

Users Community

+ Connect to community


The information may be outdated (2011-05-03 01:29:49). For actual information go to iTunes

Related to «A Short History of Scotland» applications

A Short History of Scotland

A Short History of Scotland

A Short History of Scotland was written by Andrew Lang, it is one of the most popular works of Andrew Lang, and has been translated into several other languages. more

Price: $0.99 | Category: Books
A Short History of Scotland by Andrew Lang

A Short History of Scotland by Andrew Lang

A wonderful look at the long history of Scotland, written by Scottish anthropologist, literary critic, poet, novelist and historian Andrew Lang. more

Price: $0.99 | Category: Reference
A Short History of Scotland HD

A Short History of Scotland HD

A wonderful look at the long history of Scotland, written by Scottish anthropologist, literary critic, poet, novelist and historian Andrew Lang.This special enhanced iPad version contains the following features: Choice of text size Chapter selection Remembers last viewed chapter Optimised for… more

Price: $1.99 | Category: Reference

A SHORT HISTORY OF SHANGHAI - Being an Account of the Growth and Development of…

First published in 1928, the author aimed to to write this brief history of the International Settlement of Shanghai. He failed to realize the difficulty of the task. Messrs. George Lanning and Samuel Couling gathered a large amount of material concerning the early days, but no one continued what… more

Price: $2.99 | Category: Books
A SHORT HISTORY OF SHANGHAI: Being an Account of the Growth and Development of the International Settlement

A SHORT HISTORY OF SHANGHAI: Being an Account of the Growth and Development of…

A SHORT HISTORY OF SHANGHAI - Being an Account of the Growth and Development of the International SettlementFirst published in 1928, the author aimed to to write this brief history of the International Settlement of Shanghai. He failed to realize the difficulty of the task. Messrs. George Lanning… more

Price: $3.99 | Category: Books
History of Scotland Study Guide

History of Scotland Study Guide

Have a big test you need to study for? Or, maybe you just want to learn more about the History of Scotland. Either way, History of Scotland Study Guide has all the info you'll needThis app stores all relevant pages about the History of Scotland from Wikipedia on your device so you can view… more

Price: $4.99 | Category: Education

A Short History of Society by Mary Evans

A Short History of Society is a concise account of the emergence of modern western society. It looks at how successive generations have understood and explained the world in which they lived, and examines significant events since the enlightenment that have led to the development of society as we… more

Price: $4.99 | Category: Books
A Short History of the Great War HD

A Short History of the Great War HD

A comprehensive look at the major events, offensives, successes and failures of both sides of World War I, written by British historian Albert Pollard.This special enhanced iPad version contains the following features: Choice of text size Chapter selection Remembers last viewed chapter Optimised… more

Price: $1.99 | Category: Reference
A Short History of Wales

A Short History of Wales

A Short History of Walesby Owen M. EdwardsINTRODUCTIONThis little book is meant for those who have never read any Welsh history before. It is not taken for granted that the reader knows either Latin or Welsh. … more

Price: free | Category: Books

View all related to: A Short History of Scotland applications



Mobile Version
iApps4you.com - is iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps search engine and not been authorized, sponsored or approved by Apple Inc.
Copyright © 2017 iApps4you.com.
116 ms.