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Famine in Scotland - the 'Ill Years' of the 1690s

Karen J. Cullen

Abstract

This book examines the climatic and economic origins of the last national famine to occur in Scotland, the nature and extent of the crisis which ensued and what the impact of the famine was upon the population in demographic, economic and social terms. Current published knowledge about the causes, extent and impact of the famine in Scotland is limited and many conclusions have been speculative in the absence of extensive research. Despite the critical importance of this crisis, one of the four disasters of the 1690s, which are widely acknowledged to have contributed to the economic arguments i ... More

Keywords: famine, Scotland, 1690s, population, Union of the Parliaments, demography, economics, climate

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780748638871
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638871.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Karen J. Cullen, author