'Half the story?'
R. Scott Spurlock (University of Glasgow)
A review of
Alasdair Raffe, The Culture of Controversy. Religious Arguments in Scotland, 1660–1714
(Studies in Modern British Religious History, Boydell Press: Woodbridge, 2012). ISBN 978-1-84383-729-9, Hardback, 289pp+xv, 2 maps, 4 figures, £55.

The catalysts and outcomes of twentieth-century Scottish emigration
Amy Clarke (University of Queensland)
A review of
Marjory Harper, Scotland No More? The Scots who left Scotland in the Twentieth Century
(Edinburgh: Luath Press, 2012) ISBN 978-1-908-37335-9, Paperback, 275pp., £14.99.

Spies, Lies and Anglo-Irish Relations
Marnie Hay (Trinity College Dublin)
A review of
Paul McMahon, British spies and Irish rebels: British intelligence and Ireland, 1916-1945
(Woodbridge, Suffolk: The Boydell Press, 2011) ISBN 978-1-84383-656-8, Paperback, xii + 516 pp., £19.99.

Victorian and Edwardian Scotland
Kyle Hughes (Northumbria University)
A review of
Graeme Morton, Ourselves and Others: Scotland 1832-1914
(New History of Scotland Series: Edinburgh University Press, 2012). ISBN 978-0-7486-2049-4, Paperback, 320pp, £19.99.

Elite women in the age of Enlightenment in Scotland
Elizabeth C. Macknight (University of Aberdeen)
A review of
Katharine Glover, Elite Women and Polite Society in Eighteenth-Century Scotland
(The Boydell Press, Woodbridge, 2011). ISBN 978-1-843-83681-0, Hardback, 228pp., £60.

Confederates Afloat
Richard J. Blakemore (University of Exeter)
A review of
Elaine Murphy, Ireland and the War at Sea, 1641-1653
(Royal Historical Society, The Boydell Press: Woodbridge, 2012). ISBN 978-0-86193-318-1, Hardback, 253pp+xii, 3 maps. 4 figures and tables, £50.

The Scots, the Irish, and a dismissal of The Ideal Society
Rebecca Lenihan (University of Guelph)
A review of
Angela McCarthy, Scottishness and Irishness in New Zealand since 1840
(Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2011.) ISBN: 978-0-7190-7761-6 (Hardback). xvi, 235 pp., £60.00.

The World of the Galloglass
Iain MacInnes (UHI Centre for History, University of the Highlands and Islands)
A review of
Seán Duffy (ed.), The World of the Galloglass: Kings, warlords and warriors in Ireland and Scotland, 1200-1600
(Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2007) ISBN: 978-1-851-82946-0 (Hardback), xv, 219 pp., £47.00.

Gavin Hamilton
John Morrison (University of Aberdeen)
A review of
Brendan Cassidy, The Life and Letters of Gavin Hamilton (1723-1798): Artist & Art Dealer in eighteenth-century Rome.
(Harvey Miller: London, 2012). ISBN 978-1-905-37559-2, Hardback, 2 volumes, 855pp., £150.

Medics and Sceptics
Liz Neesam (University of Aberdeen)
A review of
Roger L. Emerson, Essays on David Hume, Medical Men and the Scottish Enlightenment: ‘Industry, Knowledge and Humanity’ .
(Farnham: Ashgate, 2009). ISBN 978-0-7546-9338-3, Hardback, 316pp, £63.

Redmond: a leader of eloquence, courage and compromise
Marnie Hay (University College Dublin)
A review of
Dermot Meleady, Redmond: The Parnellite
(Cork: Cork University Press, 2008) ISBN 978-1-85918-423-3, Hardback, xv + 407 pp, £42.

Roddy Connolly and the Politics of the Left in Twentieth-Century Ireland
Chloe Ross (University of Aberdeen)
A review of
Charlie McGuire, Roddy Connolly and the Struggle for Socialism in Ireland.
(Cork: Cork University Press, 2008) ISBN 9-7-818-5918420-2, Hardback 318 pp., £42.

Reformed discipline in an early modern Scottish burgh
Chris Langley (University of York)
A review of
Margo Todd (ed.), The Perth Kirk Session Book, 1577-1590(Woodbridge: Scottish History Society, 2012) ISBN 978-0-906-24531-6, Hardback, x + 574pp., £40.

Bulmer Hobson
Annina Cavelti Kee (University of Aberdeen)
A review of
Marnie Hay, Bulmer Hobson and the nationalist movement in twentieth-century Ireland (Manchester; Manchester University Press, 2009) ISBN 978-0-7190-7987-0, Paperback, 275pp. £18.99.

Older Scots: A Linguistic Reader
Robert Millar (University of Aberdeen)
A Review of
Jeremy J. Smith, Older Scots: A Linguistic Reader.
(Woodbridge: Scottish Text Society, 2012) ISBN: 978-1-89797-633-3 Hardback, xi +253 pp. £45

Cúchulain Will Fight, And Cúchulain Will Be Right
Adam Hanna (University of Aberdeen)        
A review of    
Eugene McNulty, The Ulster Literary Theatre and the Northern Revival
(Cork: Cork University Press, 2008) ISBN 978-1-85918-427-1. Hardback, 258pp. £34

Corkery at the Crossroads?
Adam Hanna (University of Aberdeen)        
A review of    
Heather Laird (ed.), Daniel Corkery’s Cultural Criticism: Selected Writings
(Cork: Cork University Press, 2012) ISBN 978-1-85918-455-4. Hardback, 316pp. £34

Migration, identity, space, and Empire: the Irish and Scots in Australia
Andrew Dilley (University of Aberdeen)
A review of
Lindsay Proudfoot and Dianne Hall, Imperial spaces: placing the Irish and Scots in colonial Australia (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2011) ISBN 978-0719078378, Hardback, 248pp. £65.