A varied selection of Scottish material was received by the National Library of Scotland this week including Batman: time and the Batman a graphic novel by Scottish author Grant Morrison, and Fabian Nicieza. You can find more Scottish graphic novels by following this link to Scottish Bibliographies Online.
Nicholas Phillipson’s Adam Smith: an enlightened life examines the development of the Scottish economist and philosopher’s theories within the context of the Scottish Enlightenment. Born in Kirkcaldy in 1723, Adam Smith is probably best known for his notion of the ‘invisible hand’ of the market economy. In this biography Nicholas Phillipson demonstrates how Smith’s ideas developed over time spent in Glasgow and Edinburgh and in discussion with other major figures of the Scottish Enlightenment such as David Hume.
Domination and lordship in Scotland 1070-1230 by Richard Oram examines the development of the Gaelic kingdom of Alba into the state of Scotland. As well as providing a history of political events during the period, the author describes relationships with England and Europe, the development of the church and the emergence of Scottish urban centres. Domination and lordship in Scotland 1070-1230 is volume 3 in the New Edinburgh history of Scotland series published by Edinburgh University Press.
The life of Scottish actor David Tennant is the subject of Nigel Goodall’s A life in time and space: the biography of David Tennant. Born in Bathgate in 1971, David studied acting at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Although best known for his role in Doctor Who, David has also performed in many theatre productions, notably with the Royal Shakespeare Company.