Journal of Scottish Historical Studies

The Journal of Scottish Historical Studies (formerly Scottish Economic and Social History) is published by Edinburgh University Press on behalf of the Economic and Social History Society of Scotland. It is a fully refereed outlet for the best research in social, economic and cultural history, in historical geography and anthropology, and in historical theory. It includes regular research and review articles, news and book reviews, and also has occasional interviews, symposia on key books, and appreciations of incidents, sources and ideas in the writing of Scotland’s history.

Published May & Nov

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Latest articles

Volume 35 (1)

Debating Britain in Seventeenth-Century Scotland: Multiple Monarchy and Scottish Sovereignty
vol. 35 (1): 1-24
Indian Wealth and Agricultural Improvement in Northern Scotland
vol. 35 (1): 25-44
The Obligation to Support the Widow: Settlement, the New Poor Law and the Scottish Local State
vol. 35 (1): 45-69
The Scottish Cyclist and the New Woman: Representations of Female Cyclists in Scotland, 1890–1914
vol. 35 (1): 70-91
‘Fae nae hair te grey hair they answered the call’: International Brigade Volunteers from the West Central Belt of Scotland in the Spanish Civil War, 1936–9
vol. 35 (1): 92-114
Katharine Glover, Elite Women and Polite Society in Eighteenth-Century Scotland (Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2011. Pp. ix+217. Hardback ISBN 978-1-84383-681-0, £55.00).
vol. 35 (1): 115-117
Andrew Davies, City of Gangs: Glasgow and the Rise of the British Gangster (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2013. Pp. x+450; illus. Hardback ISBN 978-1-4447-6375-1, £20.00).
vol. 35 (1): 117-119
Laurence A. B. Whitley, A Great Grievance: Ecclesiastical Lay Patronage in Scotland until 1750 (Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock, 2013. Pp. xxiv+334. Paperback ISBN 978-1-61097-990-0, $39.00).
vol. 35 (1): 119-120
Ewen Cameron (ed.), Recovering from the Clearances: Land Struggle, Resettlement, and Community Ownership in the Hebrides (Kershader: The Islands Book Trust, 2013. Pp. viii+248. Paperback ISBN 978-1-9074-4357-2, £15.00).
vol. 35 (1): 120-122
Matthew Hammond (ed.), New Perspectives on Medieval Scotland 1093–1286, Studies in Celtic History XXXII. (Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 2013. Pp. xvi+256; illus. Hardback ISBN 978-1-84383-853-1, £60.00).
vol. 35 (1): 123-124
Scottish History Society, Miscellany of the Scottish History Society, Volume XIV (Woodbridge, Suffolk; Boydell and Brewer, 2013. Pp. 261. Cloth ISBN 978-0-906245-35-4, £40.00).
vol. 35 (1): 124-126
Cynthia J. Neville and Grant G. Simpson (eds), Regesta Regum Scottorum IV, Pt 1: The Acts of Alexander III, 1249–86 (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2012, reprinted with corrections, 2013. Pp. xii+273; illus. Hardback ISBN 978-0-7486-2732-5, £130.0
vol. 35 (1): 126-128
Keith Edward Beebe (ed.), The McCulloch Examinations of the Cambuslang Revival (1742), A Critical Edition: Conversion Narratives from the Scottish Evangelical Awakening (Woodbridge, Suffolk and Rochester, NY: Scottish History Society, The Boydell Press, 2
vol. 35 (1): 128-130

Volume 34 (2)

‘Tax the attornies!’ Stamp Duty and the Scottish Legal Profession in the Eighteenth Century
vol. 34 (2): 141-166
Scottish Backgrounds and Indian Experiences in the Late Eighteenth Century
vol. 34 (2): 167-198
Birth Control Clinics in Scotland, 1926 – c.1939
vol. 34 (2): 199-217
Conflicting Masculinities? Men in Reserved Occupations in Clydeside 1939–45
vol. 34 (2): 218-236
Siobhan Talbott, Conflict, Commerce and Franco-Scottish Relations, 1560–1713, Perspectives in Economic and Social History 28 (London and New York: Pickering and Chatto, 2014. Pp. 256. Hardback 978-1-8489-3407-8, £60.00).
vol. 34 (2): 237-239
Jeffrey Stephen, Defending the Revolution: The Church of Scotland, 1689–1716 (Farnham: Ashgate, 2013. Pp. 348. Hardback ISBN 978-1-4094-0134-6, £75.00).
vol. 34 (2): 239-241
Éamonn Ó Ciardha and Micheál Ó Siochrú (eds), The Plantation of Ulster. Ideology and Practice (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2012. Pp. xiii + 269. Hardback ISBN 978-0-7190-8608-3, £70.00).
vol. 34 (2): 241-245