Scottish History: From Bannockburn to Holyrood (Collins by John Abernethy

By John Abernethy

From prehistoric Scotland to the 2014 referendum for independence, this little booklet covers the entire major occasions in Scottish history.

A concise and perfect consultant to Scottish heritage and the way Scotland has emerge as what it really is today.

Key occasions, humans and areas include:
• The Union of the Crowns
• Bonnie Prince Charlie
• conflict of Bannockburn
• Culloden
• Burns Night
• Hogmanay
• Alexander Graham Bell
• Referendum 2014

Collins Little publication of Scottish historical past is a treasure in itself and is ideal for any Scotland fanatic.

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At the same time, these different texts could be subjected to a wide variety of readings. 36 The images of Lü INTRODUCTION 19 Dongbin presented in the Palace of Eternal Joy texts reflect two overlapping traditions, Perfect Realization Taoism and literati culture. The texts produced by people belonging to these traditions made perfect sense to their makers and their peers; how they were received by people outside these traditions is another matter. Hegemony and Resistance The problematic reception of the Palace of Eternal Joy’s texts has important implications for understanding the concepts of hegemony and resistance.

14 Operas performed on the stages of temples like the Palace of Eternal Joy may have played an important role in the transmission of representations of Lü Dongbin and other members of the Eight Immortals. From Local Shrine to Taoist Belvedere Inscriptions preserved at the Palace of Eternal Joy declare that by the end of the tenth century the people of Yongle had built a shrine at the site of Lü Dongbin’s reputed former residence. This shrine soon became an active cult site, with scholar-officials and commoners from throughout the area gathering there for annual rituals every spring on the reputed date of Lü’s birth (Chen et al.

In addition, the two senior Perfect Realization masters responsible for the construction of the palace, Song Defang and Pan Dechong, proved adept at attracting support for this project. Many of the officials who patronized the palace (described below) were Song’s disciples, while Pan won renown among the local populace for his charitable deeds during times of crisis. For example, one biographical inscription about Pan, preserved in the Account of the Origins of the Immortals at Ganshui, credits his actions with inspiring the people of Yongle to found ritual associations to support the palace: The master had a generous and benevolent nature .

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