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Oram, Richard D.

Works: 57 works in 171 publications in 1 language and 4,405 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Pictorial works  Gazetteers  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Richard D Oram
The reign of Alexander II, 1214-49( )

13 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book, the first major study of a reign which saw the Scottish monarchy achieve its mastery of northern mainland Britain is of great importance to historians of medieval Scotland and the wider British Isles. The book is illustrated with 24 colour and b/w photographs and 5 maps and plans."--Jacket
Viking empires by A. D. M Forte( Book )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viking Empires is a definitive new history of five hundred years of Viking civilization and the first study of the global implications of the expansion, integration, and reorientation of the Viking World. From the first contact in the 790s, the book traces the political, military, social, cultural and religious history of the Viking Age from Iceland to Lithuania. The authors show that it is no longer possible to understand the history of the Norman Conquest, the successes of David I of Scotland, or German settlement in Poland, Prussia and the Baltic States without integrating the internal history of Scandinavia. The book concludes with a new account of the end of the Viking era, arguing that there was no sudden decline but only the gradual absorption of the Scandinavian kingdoms into the larger project of the crusades and a refocusing of imperial ambitions on the Baltic States and Eastern Europe. The authors, experts in Scottish history, medieval studies, and law, have taught a course on Viking history to undergraduates at the University of Aberdeen for a number of years. Annotation. This definitive new global history of the Viking world offers a groundbreaking work on the Viking Age--from North America to the Baltic States
The Lordship of the Isles by Richard D Oram( )

15 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Lordship of the Isles, twelve specialists open new perspectives on the rise and fall of the MacDonalds of Islay and the politics, culture and society of the greatest Gaelic lordship of later medieval Scotland
David I : the king who made Scotland by Richard D Oram( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Considered to be one of the greatest of Scotland's medieval kings, this youngest son of King Malcolm III and St. Margaret was never expected to succeed to the throne. During the reigns of his elder brothers, David carved out a career for himself as an Anglo-Norman nobleman at the court of his brother-in-law, Henry I of England. With Henry's backing and the support of his elder sister, Queen Matilda, David secured a good marriage and a rich inheritance, with estates spread from Normandy to northern England, as well as a principality of his own in southern Scotland." "On succeeding to the Scottish throne in 1124, he faced a long and bitter struggle against rivals for his crown, but ruthlessly imposed his authority on the kingdom and won the respect of his Gaelic lords. As king, David began the modernisation of his kingdom along European lines. Many of the greatest families of medieval Scotland - such as the Bruces, Comyns and Stewarts - were brought in as colonists by David, and monastic communities - such as Dunfermline, Kelso, Melrose and Holyrood - were founded by him. Reform at home was coupled by aggressive expansion abroad, with David extending his power across the whole of mainland Scotland, into the Western Isles, and finally into northern England. Skilfully playing off Stephen and Matilda, the two rivals for the English throne after 1135, David secured control of Northumberland, Cumbria and even large parts of Yorkshire and Lancaster, tipping the balance of power in Britain firmly in favour of the Scots. It was a rich legacy to pass on to his heirs, but stripped of David's leadership, Scotland's dominant position swiftly crumbled away."--Jacket
Domination and lordship : Scotland, 1070-1230 by Richard Oram( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the processes by which the Gaelic kingdom of Alba established its mastery over the lesser kingdoms of northern mainland Britain and transformed itself into a state recognisable as 'Scotland'
The kings & queens of Scotland by Richard D Oram( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive illustrated history of the kings and queens of Scotland from the earliest Scots and Pictish kings to the Union of Parliaments in 1707
The Scots : a photohistory by Murray MacKinnon( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vintage photos--rarely or never before seen--cover 100 years of life in Scotland, from the 1840s to World War II. A selection of Book-of-the-Month and History book clubs
Alexander II : King of Scots, 1214-1249 by Richard D Oram( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By equal measure state-builder and political unifier and ruthless opportunist and bloody-handed aggressor, Alexander II has been praised or vilified by past historians but has rarely been viewed in the round. This book explores the king's successes and failures, offering a fresh assessment of his contribution to the making of Scotland as a nation. It lifts the focus from an introspective national history to look at the man and his kingdom in wider British and European history, examining his international relationships and offering the first detailed analysis of the efforts to work out a l
Scottish prehistory by Richard D Oram( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Melrose Abbey by Richard Fawcett( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Cistercian abbey of Melrose is perhaps the most beautiful of all Scottish monasteries. This first account for 50 years, by an architectural historian and a medieval historian, draws on archaeological, architectural and documentary evidence to show the nature of the monastic life, how the abbey's great estates were administered, and why the architecture of the abbey church is the most important illustration of late Gothic architecture in Scotland."--BOOK JACKET
The lordship of Galloway by Richard D Oram( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Lordship of Galloway offers new interpretations of the origins and development of the kingdom or lordship of Galloway, tracing its evolution from the Norse diaspora that followed the expulsion of the Vikings from Dublin in the early tenth century and the resulting establishment of new colonies around the Irish Sea, through the ever-shifting pattern of regional power in the eleventh century, to the emergence of the lordship itself in the early 1100s."--Jacket
The Stewarts : kings & queens of the Scots, 1371-1625 by Richard Oram( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an accessible, illustrated history of the Stewart royal family, kings and queens of the Scots from Robert II (1371-90) to James VI (1567-1625), the last Stewart monarch to really know and understand the Scots
The architecture of Scottish government : from kingship to parliamentary democracy by Miles Glendinning( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This extensively illustrated book - a historical overview of Scottish buildings of government and assembly from the Middle Ages to the present day - sets Scotland's new parliament in the broader context of the nation's architectural and social history. The Architecture of Scottish Government is just one of a series of authoritative books on key building types by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland - Scotland's national survey and archive of the historic built environment."--BOOK JACKET
Scotland's kings and queens : royalty and the realm by Richard D Oram( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atholl and Gowrie, North Perthshire : a historical guide by L. J Macgregor( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historic Whithorn : archaeology and development( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Canmores : kings & queens of the Scots, 1040-1290 by Richard D Oram( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historic Fraserburgh : archaeology and development( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of the Scottish Burgh Survey, designed to identify the archaeological potential of Scotland's historic towns, the book examines Fraserburgh's historic development from the late medieval period to its heyday as a fishing port in the early twentieth century
Historic Wigtown : archaeology and development by Richard D Oram( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galloway : land and lordship( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The reign of Alexander II, 1214-49
Viking empiresDavid I : the king who made ScotlandDomination and lordship : Scotland, 1070-1230The kings & queens of ScotlandThe Scots : a photohistoryScottish prehistoryMelrose AbbeyThe lordship of Galloway
Alternative Names
Oram, R. D.

Oram, Richard.

Oram, Richard 1960-

Oram, Richard D.

Oram, Richard Duncan.

Oram, Richard Duncan 1960-

Richard Oram British historian

Richard Oram historiador británico

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