Scotland: A Short History
In this gripping narrative, one of Scotland's leading historians and political writers discusses the geography, people and culture of this fascinating land--from prehistoric times to the present day.
The only short history of Scotland available that deals with the most recent developments in the country, like the establishment of Scotland's first parliament in over 300 years in 1999, this work places events in their historical and cultural context, and reflects the remarkable revival in Scottish culture and history writing since the 1960s. Topics covered include the shaping of the kingdom, medieval Scotland, reformation and dual monarchy, union and enlightenment, industrialization, and the troubled but ultimately triumphant twentieth century. Harvie also deals with long-standing clichés about Scotland and analyzes Scotland's disproportionate role in European nationalism.
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