Scotland : a New History

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From Bannockburn and Robert the Bruce to the union of the crowns and Mary, Queen of Scots; from the Reformation and John Knox, to the Enlightenment and the Highland Clearances, and right up to devolution, Scotland is the definitive history of a country that has experienced centuries of dramatic change.

Michael Lynch, named as 'one of the most influential historians in Scotland of the last thirty years', has penned an extraordinary one-volume history of the country that spans twenty centuries, from the Picts to the present day.

Thrilling, comprehensive, provocative and timely, Scotland is a monumental work of scholarship.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 150 x 234 x 42mm | 739.37g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Repr.
  • 1
  • 0712698930
  • 9780712698931
  • 395,324

About Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch is an Honorary Fellow in the School of Historical Studies at the University of Leicester, UK. His research interests are in modern European and Chinese history and his recent publications include: Mao (2004), Modern China (2006), Autocracy to Communism: Russia 1894-1941 (2008), and Nazi Germany (2012).
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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 *
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"Breathtaking and absorbing"
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