The Oxford Handbook of Modern Scottish History

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Scottish History

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Over the last three decades major advances in research and scholarship have transformed understanding of the Scottish past. In this landmark study some of the most eminent writers on the subject, together with emerging new talents, have combined to produce a large-scale volume which reconsiders in fresh and illuminating ways the classic themes of the nation's history since the sixteenth century as well as a number of new topics which are only now receiving detailed
attention. Such major themes as the Reformation, the Union of 1707, the Scottish Enlightenment, clearances, industrialisation, empire, emigration, and the Great War are approached from novel and fascinating perspectives, but so too are such issues as the Scottish environment, myth, family,
criminality, the literary tradition, and Scotland's contemporary history. All chapters contain expert syntheses of current knowledge, but their authors also stand back and reflect critically on the questions which still remain unanswered, the issues which generate dispute and controversy, and sketch out where appropriate the agenda for future research.

The Handbook also places the Scottish experience firmly into an international historical perspective with a considerable focus on the age-old emigration of the Scottish people, the impact of successive waves of immigrants to Scotland, and the nation's key role within the British Empire. The overall result is a vibrant and stimulating review of modern Scottish history: essential reading for students and scholars alike.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 720 pages
  • 174 x 247 x 39mm | 1,220g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0198713630
  • 9780198713630
  • 714,943

Table of contents

PART ONE: SOME FUNDAMENTALS OF MODERN SCOTTISH HISTORY; PART TWO: REFORMATION, REGAL UNION AND CIVIL WARS 1500 - C.1680; PART THREE: UNION AND ENLIGHTENMENT C.1680 - 1760; PART FOUR: THE NATION TRANSFORMED 1760 - 1914; PART FIVE: THE GREAT WAR TO THE NEW MILLENNIUM 1914 - 2010
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[The book] is like a banquet, in which every dish is tempting ... This is a book every library and school should purchase Rosemary Goring, Glasgow Herald
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Without doubt,a milestone in pos-1500 Scottish history...absorbing with an impressive breadth of coverage * Journal of Scottish Historical Studies * If you want to know about the latest thinking in Scottish history since 1500,this is where to start...characterised by the most formidable learning * TC Smout, Herald Books of the Year 2012 * hugely impressive on a number of levels ... the contributors also provide thoughts and direction to drive future research,making this impressive work a living document and not just a passive account of the past ... a timely,approachable and professional look at Scotland in the modern era. * CHOICE USA * a splendid choice of contributors * Owen Dudley Edwards, Scottish Affairs * [The book] is like a banquet, in which every dish is tempting ... This is a book every library and school should purchase * Rosemary Goring, Glasgow Herald *
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About T. M. Devine

T. M. Devine previously held the Glucksman Research Chair in Irish-Scottish Studies, was Director of the AHRC Centre in Irish and Scottish Studies at the University of Aberdeen, and was Deputy Principal of the University of Strathclyde. He holds Honorary Professorships at the Universities of North Carolina and Guelph, and has won all three major prizes for Scottish historical research. He is Fellow of the British Academy and Royal Society of Edinburgh, and an
Honorary Member of the Royal Irish Academy. He was appointed OBE for services to Scottish History (2005) and awarded Scotland's supreme academic accolade, the Royal Gold Medal, by HM the Queen on the recommendation of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2001.

Jenny Wormald was previously C.E. Hodge Fellow in History at St Hilda's College, Oxford. She was a British Academy Reader in the Humanities and has held Visiting Professorships at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, and the University of the South, Sewanee, and Research Fellowships at the Shakespeare Folger Library, Washington, DC, and the Huntington Library, San Marino, CA. She is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, the Society of Antiquaries (Scotland), and the Royal Society for the
Arts.
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