Scotland: A New History

Scotland: A New History


By (author) Michael Lynch

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  • Publisher: PIMLICO
  • Format: Paperback | 528 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 234mm x 42mm | 739g
  • Publication date: 27 November 1992
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0712698930
  • ISBN 13: 9780712698931
  • Illustrations note: 1
  • Sales rank: 247,102

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Columba, Bannockburn, Robert Bruce, the nobles, Home Rule, Kenneth mac Alpin, the Wars of Independence, the union of the crowns, Mary, Queen of Scots, the Convenanters, the Reformation, Flodden, the industrial revolution, James VI, Thomas Chalmers, the union of parliaments, John Knox, the Canmore dynasty, Glencoe, the Enlightenment, the Highland Clearances, devolution, the Jacobites...Scotland is the first full-length, one-volume history of the country for more than twenty years. It spans twenty centuries, from the Picts to the present day. It is thrilling, comprehensive, provocative and timely.

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Author information

Michael Lynch, who was born in Aberdeen and is a graduate of the Universities of Aberdeen and London, has taught in the University of Wales and is now Senior Lecturer in the Department of Scottish History at the University of Edinburgh. He has published books on Edinburgh and the Reformation, Mary, Queen of Scots, and Scottish burghs in both medieval and early modern periods, as well as articles on a range of topics from intellectual to economic history. He is past editor of the ecclesiastical history journal, The Innes Review, and literary editor of the Scottish History Society.

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"It's a book that seems more like a multi-volume history, so sweeping is it; yet lucid and captivating even in detailed areas... Fundamental to Lynch's approach is a sense of connection between now and then, however far back; he continuously shows how Scottish identity refashions its heroes and myths, yet clings to survival" -- Douglas Gifford "A monumental achievement" Times Literary Supplement "Breathtaking and absorbing" Scottish Field " ought to be compulsory reading for all MPs, journalists and commentators before they were permitted to talk about European economic and political union" -- Tom Wilkie Independent