Text and Topography: Using Literature to understand Scottish Battle Terrain

Archaeologist Liz Carlton uncovers how literature has influenced military conflicts and the terrain of the battlefield in this online talk hosted by the National Library of Scotland.

Text and Topography: Using Literature to understand Scottish Battle Terrain

About Text and Topography: Using Literature to understand Scottish Battle Terrain

Archaeologist Liz Carlton uncovers how literature has influenced military conflicts and the terrain of the battlefield in this online talk.

The terrain is a major stakeholder in the result of any battle, and Scottish battles are no exception. This short webinar delves into how texts can be used as a guide to understanding the landscape of a battlefield and how it has impacted the choreography of some of the most famous Scottish battles through time. Here, we shall explore some of the most renowned military philosophical texts and the literature of contemporaries to present how indispensable the written word is to historical and archaeological studies of conflict sites.

Hosted by the National Library of Scotland.

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