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Issues of Theory and Practice
. Tambov: Gramota, 2014. № 6. Part 1. P. 112-115. ISSN 1997-292X.
SCIENTIFIC AREA: Historical Sciences and Archeology
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Laskova Natal'ya Vasil'evna
Southern Federal University

Abstract. The article on the basis of the memories of contemporaries and the materials of domestic and foreign historiography investigates demographic situation in the Scottish society of the end of the XVI - XVII century. For the first time this problem is analyzed with the view of identifying the importance of "over-population" as one of backgrounds for the Scottish colonization of the New World accentuated by the initiator of the Scottish colonization campaigns in the XVII century, courtier and politician sir William Alexander from Menstrie.
Key words and phrases: Шотландия, Новая Шотландия, эмиграция, демография, "демографический пресс", предпосылки шотландской колонизации Америки, Scotland, Nova Scotia, emigration, demography, "demographic pressure", backgrounds for the Scottish colonization of America.
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