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Stevenson, David 1942-

Overview
Works: 57 works in 247 publications in 3 languages and 4,350 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Military history  Church history  Bibliography  Conference papers and proceedings  Personal correspondence  Diaries  Biographies  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Creator
Classifications: HS597.A5, 941.1062
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Stevenson
The Scottish revolution, 1637-1644 : the triumph of the Covenanters by David Stevenson( Book )

19 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1637 Scotland exploded in rebellion against King Charles I. This work provides a narrative and analysis which stresses the importance of political motivation, rather than religious conflict. The Covenanters fought for a Scottish parliament free from royal control as well as a Presbyterian church
The origins of Freemasonry : Scotland's century, 1590-1710 by David Stevenson( Book )

35 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and French and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a classic account of the origins of freemasonry, a brotherhood of men bound together by secret initiatives, secret rituals and secret modes of identification with ideals of fraternity, equality, toleration and reason. Beginning in Britain, freemasonry swept across Europe in the mid-eighteenth century in astonishing fashion yet its origins are still hotly debated today. The prevailing assumption has been that it emerged in England around 1700, but David Stevenson demonstrates that the real origins of modern freemasonry lie in Scotland around 1600, when the system of lodges was created by stonemasons with rituals and secrets blending medieval mythology with Renaissance and seventeenth-century history. This fascinating work of historical detection will be essential reading for anyone interested in Renaissance and seventeenth-century history, for freemasons themselves, and for those readers captivated by the secret societies at the heart of the bestselling Da Vinci Code
Scottish texts and calendars : an analytical guide to serial publications by David Stevenson( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revolution and counter-revolution in Scotland, 1644-1651 by David Stevenson( Book )

17 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alasdair MacColla and the Highland problem in the seventeenth century by David Stevenson( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and Bengali and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hunt for Rob Roy : the man and the myths by David Stevenson( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rob Roy (Robert MacGregor, 1671-1734) bears a name that is extraordinarily well known internationally through the heroic images created for him by tradition, by Sir Walter Scott and by Hollywood, yet no scholarly biography of him has ever been written. Instead the tendency has been to leave him to hero-worshippers endlessly repeating old tales. This is the first life of Rob to written by an experienced historian, based on a full range of sources. The picture that emerges is one of a remarkable life - but not a heroic one. The picture of a man deeply wronged and oppressed, forced into outlawry, has to be modified by the clear evidence that he was only outlawed after undertaking a careful plan to swindle his creditors. The staunch Jacobite is revealed as a man who supplied intelligence to the government against them. The supposed warrior leader never fought in a battle, the reputed great duellist avoided violence whenever possible and is only known to have fought one duel - which he lost. Yet in some ways Rob remains an attractive figure. That he survived, in spite of the odds against him, is a remarkable tribute to his tenacity of both body and spirit
Scottish covenanters and Irish confederates : Scottish-Irish relations in the mid-seventeenth century by David Stevenson( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first freemasons : Scotland's early lodges and their members by David Stevenson( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters of Sir Robert Moray to the Earl of Kincardine, 1657-73 by Robert Moray( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Union, revolution, and religion in 17th-century Scotland by David Stevenson( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and French and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fermfolk & fisherfolk : rural life in Northern Scotland in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by John S Smith( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From lairds to louns : country and burgh life in Aberdeen, 1600-1800( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aberdeen in the nineteenth century : the making of the modern city( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The government of Scotland under the Covenanters 1637-1651( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King or covenant? : voices from civil war by David Stevenson( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"King or Covenant? consists of thirteen biographical studies of people from the middle ranks of society, derived from memoirs, diaries or letters, showing how their lives were affected by Scotland's mid-seventeenth century wars, and reconstructing their characters. New perspectives on major events emerge from a study of their impact on these individuals. These are lives from 'the troubles': one of the key periods of Scottish history."--Jacket
The Beggar's Benison : sex clubs of Enlightenment Scotland and their rituals by David Stevenson( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two clubs, dedicated to proclaiming the joys of libertine sex, thrived in mid and late 18th-century Scotland. The Beggar's Benison (1732), starting from local roots in Fife, became large and sprawling, with branches in Edinburgh, Glasgow - and St Petersburg. As a toast ""The Beggar's Benison"" was drunk at aristocratic dinners in London as a coded reference to sex, and the Prince of Wales (later George IV) became a member. In Edinburgh, also, the Wig Club (1775) gave the elite of the Scottish Tory establishment a forum in which to dine, gamble and venerate a wig supposedly made of the pubic ha
King's College, Aberdeen, 1560-1641 : from Protestant Reformation to covenanting revolution by David Stevenson( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highland warrior : Alasdair MacColla and the Civil Wars by David Stevenson( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compelling and dramatic sweep through some of the most eventful years in Scottish history, told in a text both authoritative and highly readable. In 1644 James Grahame, Marquis of Montrose, stormed his way into legend with a series of astonishing victories over the Covenanters. At his side stalked a shadowy but terrible ally - Alasdair MacColla, who had a far more ancient agenda of his own. MacColla's aim was nothing less than the effective destruction of the power of Clan Campbell and its replacement by the older overlordship of the Macdonalds. MacColla was the first - and perhaps the last - great Celtic general of modern times, who lived at a dynamic time which saw the increasingly forgotten and marginalised Gaelic speaking peoples of Scotland and Ireland nearly succeed in regaining control of their lands and destiny. The author argues that it was in fact MacColla and not Montrose who was the true architect of the 'Year of Victories', and that without his Highland ally, Montrose's blunders would have doomed him to disaster, thus presenting a compelling and radical reappraisal of Scottish history during the crucial years of the 1640s. As MacColla's actions were unwittingly to lead his people and culture to ruin, so his own career ended in chaos when, despite leading his own troops in a victorious charge, an incompetent general led him to defeat and death at Knocknanuss in Ireland
Scotland's last royal wedding : the marriage of James VI and Anne of Denmark by David Stevenson( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The diary of a canny man : 1818-28 : Adam Mackie, farmer, merchant, and innkeeper in Fyvie by Adam Mackie( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The origins of Freemasonry : Scotland's century, 1590-1710
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The origins of Freemasonry : Scotland's century, 1590-1710Revolution and counter-revolution in Scotland, 1644-1651The hunt for Rob Roy : the man and the mythsLetters of Sir Robert Moray to the Earl of Kincardine, 1657-73Union, revolution, and religion in 17th-century ScotlandFrom lairds to louns : country and burgh life in Aberdeen, 1600-1800Aberdeen in the nineteenth century : the making of the modern cityThe Beggar's Benison : sex clubs of Enlightenment Scotland and their rituals
Alternative Names
David Stevenson Brits historicus

Stevenson, David 1942-

Stevenson, David Ph. D.

Дэвид Стивенсон

Languages
English (183)

French (3)

Bengali (1)